BELARUS SAYS MOVES TOWARDS DEATH PENALTY MORATORIUM
March 25, 2009: Belarus is moving closer to a moratorium on the death penalty, a senior judicial official said.
"We have in essence come closer to a moratorium on the death penalty," said Valery Kalinkovich, deputy chairman of the Supreme Court. "The death penalty was carried out on two people in 2008."
Amnesty said in a report that four people were executed last year. (Sources: Reuters, 25/03/2009)