Annual Report: Belarus 2013

May 23, 2013

Annual Report: Belarus 2013

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  • Uladzslau Kavalyou and Dzmitry Kanavalau were executed in March in connection with a series of bomb attacks, most recently in a metro station in the capital Minsk on 11 April 2011. There were serious concerns over the fairness of the trial. As in the cases of Vasily Yuzepchuk and Andrei Zhuk (executed in March 2010), and Andrei Burdyko (executed in July 2011), the authorities ignored a request made by the UN Human Rights Committee not to execute Uladzslau Kavalyou and Dzmitry Kanavalau until it had considered their cases.

Amnesty International visits/reports

  • Belarus: Continuing human rights concerns – submission to the 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (EUR 49/006/2012)
  • Still behind bars: The plight of long-term prisoners in Belarus (EUR 49/013/2012)
  • Belarus must release bodies of convicts executed over Minsk metro bombing (PRE01/146/2012)