02/02/2018

Urgent Action: Two Men Sentenced to Death in Belarus (Belarus: UA 17.18)


Two men were sentenced to death in Belarus on 20 January after their sentences of life imprisonment were quashed on appeal. They are the first two people to be sentenced to death in 2018, bringing the total number of people on death row in Belarus, according to the Belarusian authorities, to seven.

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Two men were sentenced to death in Belarus on 20 January after their sentences of life imprisonment were quashed on appeal. They are the first two people to be sentenced to death in 2018, bringing the total number of people on death row in Belarus, according to the Belarusian authorities, to seven.

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

  • Urging President Lukashenka to halt any planned executions and immediately commute the death sentences of Viachaslau Sukharko and Aliaksandr Zhylnikau and all others sentenced to death in Belarus;
  • Calling on President Lukashenka to establish an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
  • Stress that, while we are not seeking to downplay the seriousness of the crimes committed, research shows that the death penalty does not have a unique deterrent effect and that it is the ultimate denial of human rights.

Contact these two officials by 16 March, 2018:

President
Alyaksandr Lukashenka
Vul. Karla Marksa 38
220016 Minsk, Belarus
Fax: +375 17 226 06 10
+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
Phone: 1 202 986 1604 I Fax: 1 202 986 1805 OR
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 17.18
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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