Belarus: Make Europe and Central Asia a Death Penalty - Free Zone! The cases of Sergei Lishchuk and Anton Bondarenko
This public appeal provides information about the cases of Sergei Lishchuk and Anton Bondarenko. Amnesty International is concerned that the former may have been executed and the family of the latter do not know where their son was buried following his execution in 1999. In Belarus, neither relatives nor death row prisoners themselves are informed by the state of the date of the execution in advance. Relatives are sent a death certificate once the execution has been carried out. After the execution the state refuses to reveal where the body has been buried.