Abolish the death penalty in Belarus
People on death row in Belarus are told they will be executed only moments before the sentence is carried out.
They are shot in the back of the head. Their body is not handed over to the family, which is often informed only after the event and the place of burial is kept secret - causing further distress to relatives.
Belarus is the last country in Europe and the former Soviet Union that still carries out executions. Many are sentenced to death after an unfair trial and torture is often used to extract confessions.
Tell President Lukashenka to abolish the death penalty in Belarus. Sign the petition to:
- Immediately establish a moratorium on all executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty in Belarus;
- Commute without delay the sentences of all people currently on death row in Belarus to terms of imprisonment.