Hurskainen: Abolition of the death penalty — not a single condition, but the main

Cancel or a moratorium on the death penalty is not the only condition for the restoration of the Belarusian Parliament Special Guest status in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This was stated rapporteur on Belarus of Political Affairs Committee of PACE Sinikka Hurskainen at a meeting with representatives of public organizations in Minsk.

"This issue is not unique, but the main thing. There are still questions about the freedom of the media, the situation of human rights, democracy, "said Hurskainen, Interfax reported.

As for the question of the death penalty, the politician said that Paryalyamentskay Assembly will take into account the opinion of the Belarusian society on this issue.

Rapporteur on Belarus, the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Sinikka Hurskainen arrived in Minsk on Monday with a three-day visit.

On Monday, she met with the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Victor Guminskaya, Chairman of the Council of the Republic Anatoly Rubinov. Is scheduled to meet with the Minister of Justice Victor Galyavanavym, The Attorney General Grigory Vasilevich, head of the working group of the Parliament on the death penalty by Nicholas Samoseiko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valery Voronetski, Minister of Information Oleg Pralyaskouski.

Today at 16 pm in the conference hall of the hotel "Crowne Plaza" will meet Mrs. Hurskainen with leaders of political parties and representatives of public associations.

Details — later on our site.


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