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Belarus should decide on death penalty on its own

Opinions 12.09.2017 | 12:00
Ivan Simonovic Ivan Simonovic Delegate of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty

Belarus should decide on the issue of death penalty independently, Ivan Simonovic, a delegate of the non-governmental organization International Commission Against the Death Penalty, told the media.

A group of international death penalty experts is in Grodno on a visit on 12 September. “We did not come here to tell Belarusians what to do. Belarus should deal with this issue on its own. We are visiting Belarus' regions and discussing death penalty issues as we meet with representatives of civil society, academic community, and local authorities.

According to the professor, the delegation comprises international experts of different levels. They have already met with high-profile officials of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee and local deputies. The delegation is set to talk with students and professors of Yanka Kupala Grodno State University and hold a press conference.

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