Lyubou Kavaliova asks for one-year reprieve

The mother of Uladzislau Kavaliou, who was sentenced to death for complicity in the terroristic act, urges Aliaksandr Lukashenka to order the one-year postponement of the execution of her son.

«In order to perpetuate the realization of Article 61 of the Constitution I ask you to instruct the legal body in charge of the execution of sentences to postpone the execution of my son. I hope that the UN Human Rights Committee will have considered our application during this period,» Lyubou Kavaliova says in her appeal. «Please give my son a chance to wait until the UN examination outcome is known. I urge you to set aside a sentence by one year.»

At the current moment Mrs. Kavaliova and defence lawyer Stanislau Abrazei are endeavoring to obtain any information about Uladzislau Kavaliou’s whereabouts and health state in the KGB predetention centre.

Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou were sentenced to death for the organization of the terroristic act in Minsk underground on April, 11, 2011, with 15 killed and 387 injured. The death verdict to both delivered by the Supreme Court of Belarus on November, 30, 2011 triggered a mixed reaction in society and drew attention to the death penalty issue once again since a greal deal of people considered their guilt as unproven.

Aliaksandr Lukashenka decided not to commute the death sentences because the acts of terrorism and other crimes perpetrated by them were exceptionally grave, resulting in multiple deaths and causing injuries to a large number of people, Belarusian Television reported in its news show “Panarama” on March 14, 2012.


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