July 13, 2017

Urgent Action: Aliaksei Mikhalenya At Risk Of Imminent Execution (Belarus: UA 172.17)


Aliaksei Mikhalenya was sentenced to death by the Homel Regional Court, in southeast Belarus, on 17 March. His sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court on 30 June and he is now at risk of imminent execution.

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Aliaksei Mikhalenya was sentenced to death by the Homel Regional Court, in southeast Belarus, on 17 March. His sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court on 30 June and he is now at risk of imminent execution.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to commute the death sentence of Aliaksei Mikhalenya and all those on death row in Belarus;
  • Calling on the President to establish an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty;
  • Stress that whilst we are not seeking to downplay the seriousness of the crime, research shows that the death penalty does not deter crime more than imprisonment, and is the ultimate denial of human rights.

Contact these two officials by 24 August, 2017:

President
Alyaksandr Lukashenka
Vul. Karla Marksa 38
220016 Minsk, Belarus
Fax: +375 17 226 06 10 or +375 17 222 38 72
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President Lukashenka

Chargé d´Affaires Mr. Pavel Shidlovsky
Embassy of Belarus
1619 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Fax: 202 986 1805 or 1 202 986 1805
Phone: 202 986 9420 or 1 202 986 1606
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Counsellor

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 172.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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