Belarusian authorities not to abolish death penalty regardless of social pressure and recommendations from Western capitals

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October 10, 2016 11:01
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Belarus is the last country in Europe exercising the death penalty. As usual, the Belarusian authorities are willing to negotiate the abolition of the death penalty, but unlikely to take any action. It should be noted, however, that the president talked about the probability of a referendum, which, could include questions about abolishing the death penalty in the country. Meanwhile, in the past, the Belarusian authorities repeatedly stated the intention to review approaches to the death penalty. The Belarusian authorities are likely to engage in discussions with MEPs about the abolition of the death penalty, but unlikely to take the decision.

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