16 January 2021 :
A court in Belarus on 15 January 2021 re-sentenced a man to capital punishment on murder charges, Minsk-based human rights center Viasna said.
"At a court hearing held today in the city of Sluck [Slutsk], the Minsk Regional Court handed down a death verdict to Viktar Skrundzik on charges of killing two elderly persons and attempting to murder an 85-year-old woman in January 2019," the center said in a news release.
Two other defendants in the trial were sentenced to 18-year and 22-year prison terms and another one to one year of correctional labor, according to the center.
Skrundzik was initially sentenced to death last March. He appealed the verdict, and the Supreme Court overturned the death sentence last June and referred the case to the Minsk Regional Court.