Why Belarus Doesn’t Compromise With EU To Abolish Death Penalty

The death penalty in Belarus is one of the main irritants in relations of Belarus and the EU. How did this happen and what hinders Minsk from meeting the requirements? In Belarus, criminals are executed for the most heinous and brutal crimes. Since 2007, there were less than five death sentences per year. However, the very existence of capital punishment distinguishes Belarus not only from the rest of Europe but also from other post-USSR countries. The European Union and the Council of Europe don’t neglect a single death sentence in Belarus, usually reacting with the statements of condemnation. For many European capitals, the death penalty … Continue reading Why Belarus Doesn’t Compromise With EU To Abolish Death Penalty