Belarus: Serious human rights concerns persist: Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 36th Session [updated September 2020]

In this submission, Amnesty International presents a summary of its vision of the human rights situation on the ground in Belarus. It specifically reiterates its longstanding concern about the continued use of the death penalty and calls for an immediate moratorium and an end to inhumane treatment of families of the convicted and executed persons. It also highlights other long-standing concerns about Belarus’s consistent failure to abide by its obligations under international human rights law, including with regards to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, juvenile justice and fair trials, and discrimination, amongst other human rights.

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