Date: 9 months ago   Category: Politic

Belarusians will continue to be shot


Belarus is at the moment not ready to ratify the Second optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights directed to abolition of the death penalty. About it on Tuesday, at a meeting of UN committee on human rights the permanent representative of Belarus to Office of the UN and other international organizations in Geneva Yury Ambrazevich has said, Naviny.by tells. Ambrazevich has specified that within the Universal periodic report of the UN of Belarus it was recommended to ratify the Second optional protocol. Materials on teme00:16 — whether on smertyotmenit on May 23, 2016 the Right in Belarus kazn00:01 — on May 3 there Will be bolnosamy cruel death penalties from around the world "We these recommendations have taken into consideration, but Belarus isn't ready to it so far. It is connected with public opinion in our country on the issue of application of the death penalty" — he has reported. "However we haven't rejected these recommendations. We left a possibility of their consideration and accession to the protocol in the long term counting on the fact that public opinion will change" — Ambrazevich has emphasized. The representative of the republic has noted that polls in Belarus show that still it is more supporters of preservation of the death penalty in the country, than those who support cancellation of this type of punishment. Belarus — the only country in Europe where the death penalty is applied. For the last 20 years in the country it has been shot more than 400 sentenced to a capital punishment. In 1996 the question of her cancellation was submitted for a national referendum following the results of which nearly 80,5 percent of respondents have voted for preservation of this type of punishment. The European Union repeatedly appealed to the leaders of the republic to cancel this type of punishment. However the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko noted that in certain cases the death penalty is necessary. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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