Belarus: Commute Gennadii Yakovitskii’s Death Sentence (UA 18/16)

January 25, 2016




The Supreme Court of Belarus upheld the death sentence of Gennadii Yakovitskii on 4 April. He is now at imminent risk of execution. 
1) Please write immediately in Belarusian, Russian or your own language:
  • Urging President Lukashenka to halt any planned executions and immediately commute the death sentence of Gennadii Yakovitskii and all others sentenced to death in Belarus; 
  • Highlighting the defence’s claims that vital evidence was omitted from Gennadii Yakovitskii’s trial in violation of his right to a fair trial and call for him to receive a retrial in accordance with international fair trial standards;
  • Calling on President Lukashenka to establish an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 18/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.