August 14, 2017

Urgent Action: Belarus Sentences Two Men To Death (Belarus: UA 195.17)


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Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy were convicted and sentenced to death by the Mahiliou Regional Court, in eastern Belarus, on 21 July 2017. Theirs are the second and third death sentences imposed in Belarus in 2017.

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

  • Urging the Prosecutor General to withdraw the death penalty as a sentencing option for Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy, and all others on death row;
  • Stress that whilst we are not seeking to downplay the seriousness of the crime, research shows that the death penalty does not have a unique deterrent effect and is the ultimate denial of human rights;
  • Calling on the President to introduce an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 25 September, 2017:

President
Alyaksandr Lukashenka Vul. Karla Marksa
38220016 Minsk, Belarus
Fax: +375 17 226 06 10 +375 17 222 38 72
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President

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

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 195.17
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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