05 May 2021 :
The Judicial Chamber on Criminal Case of the Supreme Court of Belarus has dismissed an appeal filed by death row prisoner Viktar Skrundzik, Human Rights Center "Viasna" reported on 4 May 2021.
The convict will be executed, unless pardoned by Aliaksandr Lukashenka.
Skrundzik was initially sentenced to death on 6 March 2020, after the Minsk Regional Court found him and three other men from the city of Sluck guilty of killing two elderly men and attempting to murder an 85-year-old woman.
Three defendants in the trial, Valiantsin Bushnin, Siarhei Zakharchanka and Vital Miatsezh, were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment.
The verdict was appealed to the Supreme Court, which revoked the death sentence on 30 June 2020.
The case was returned for a re-trial at the Minsk Regional Court.
On 15 January 2021, Skrundzik was again sentenced to death.