Minsk plans hearings on the question of the death penalty
The Chairman of the lower chamber of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko during the meeting with representative of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Andrea Rigoni said that “Belarus is open to dialogue in all spheres, including on sensitive issues, including the death penalty.”
Mr. Andreichenko said that the Parliament continues the work of the special working group on the issue of the death penalty, the planned parliamentary hearings.
“We must prepare the society (for a moratorium or abolish the death penalty.— “Kommersant”). When we find out people’s opinions, a decision will be made” — leads TASS his words.
In 2012, in his annual message to Parliament and nation, Alexander Lukashenko said that “the execution of one of the main demands of the West — a moratorium on the death penalty… will not. Mr. Lukashenko explained that the mood of Belarusians is not ready to abolish the death penalty.