FIVE DEATH SENTENCES GIVEN IN BELARUS IN 2017
January 31, 2018:
Belarusian courts handed down five death sentences and three life sentences in 2017, Belarusian Supreme Court First Deputy Chairman Valery Kalinkovich said. (Sources: Interfax-Ukraine, 31/01/2018)
“Five [people] received death sentences and three people received life sentences [in 2017],” Kalinkovich said at a press conference in Minsk on Jan. 31 in response to a question from journalists.
It should be taken into account that a life sentence is an alternative to the death penalty, he said. “We have two measures of extraordinary punishment: life in prison and the death penalty,” he said.