November 24, 2015

Belarus: Halt Execution of Ivan Kulesh (UA 266/15)

On 29 March, the Supreme Court of Belarus upheld the death sentence of Ivan Kulesh. His only hope now is to appeal for clemency to the President but this is likely to be rejected. Ivan Kulesh is at imminent risk of execution. 
1) Please write immediately in Belarusian, Russian, English or your own language:
  • Urging the President to commute the death sentence of Ivan Kulesh and all others on death row in Belarus;
  • Calling on the President to establish an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to abolishing it;
  • Stress that whilst not seeking to diminish the seriousness of Ivan Kulesh’s crime, research shows that the death penalty does not deter crime; it is also the ultimate denial of human rights.
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 266/15” 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.