Belarus – Death penalty (October 5, 2016)

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France is concerned by the rejection, by the Supreme Court of Belarus, of Sergey Ostrikov’s appeal. Mr. Ostrikov was sentenced to death on May 19.

Ahead of World Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10, France calls on the Belarusian authorities to institute a moratorium on the death penalty as a first step toward its abolition, and reiterates its opposition to the death penalty throughout the world and in all cases.