Secretary General deeply concerned by reports of third execution in Belarus this year
Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland said he was deeply concerned by the reports of the third execution in Belarus this year. "Capital punishment is not justice. It directly contradicts European values.
I reiterate the Council of Europe appeal to the authorities of Belarus to establish without delay a moratorium on the death penalty, and to commute any remaining death sentences", he added.
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