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    • Death Penalty in Belarus: Murder on (Un)lawful Grounds
      Document published by International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in 2016
      In June 2016, FIDH and its member organisation in Belarus, the Human Rights Center ″Viasna″ (HRC ″Viasna″), conducted an international fact-finding mission on the issue of the death penalty in Belarus. The use of the death penalty (execution by shooting) in Belarus is provided for by Art. 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus as an exceptional measure of punishment for the most serious crimes. Apart from the very fact of taking a person’s life, which is not only cruel, but also ineffective in fighting and preventing crime, the use of the death penalty in Belarus is accompanied by many gross human rights violations.
      International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Viasna Human Rights Center / International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Viasna Human Rights Center
      Also available in Russian
      File type : Text

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