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Image: Death convict’s mother asks to change law that prohibits returning her the son's body 
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Death convict’s mother asks to change law that prohibits returning her the son's body

The mother of the executed Aliaksandr Hrunou, petitions the President, both Houses of Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Government asking the officials to propose the Constitutional Court to amend the Criminal Executive Code, which prohibits returning the body of the executed person and disclosing the places of their burial. 28 Dec 2014 »

Image: Yury Rubtsou - the new political prisoner 
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Yury Rubtsou - the new political prisoner

Homel activist Yury Rubtsou (right), who was convicted of insulting the judge, will serve his sentence in open-type correctional facility No. 7 in the village of Kuplin, Pruzhany district. Previously, co-chair of the organizing committee of the party Belarusian Christian Democracy Pavel Seviarynets served his sentence at the same place. Rubtsou was charged with a crime under Article 391 of the Penal Code - insult of a judge. 25 Dec 2014 »

Image: Political prisoner Eduard Lobau released 
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Political prisoner Eduard Lobau released

Political prisoner Eduard Lobau has been released from Ivatsevichy penal colony No. 22 at about 8 a.m on 18 December. He was met by his family, journalists and supporters with the words "Long Live Belarus!". 22 Dec 2014 »

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The death penalty, political persecution, preventive detention - Human Rights Day in Belarus

On the eve of Human Rights Day - on 9 December, Vilnius hosted a discussion with Belarusian and Lithuanian human rights defenders, civic activists and relatives of political prisoners, as well as an opening of photo exhibition dedicated to the death penalty in Belarus. 10 Dec 2014 »

Image: UN Human Rights Committee has made a public statement about the death of Aliaksandr Hrunou 
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UN Human Rights Committee has made a public statement about the death of Aliaksandr Hrunou

UN Human Rights Committee on condemned the violation of Belarus's international legal obligations through the execution of Aliaksandr Hrunou whose case was considered by the HRC at the time. HRC requested Belarusian authorities to suspend the execution of the sentence until the consideration of the case, but the sentence was carried out, and now the case will be considered, despite the fact that the applicant had already been shot. 09 Dec 2014 »

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