Another death sentence became final

In September last year the Mogilev Regional Court sentenced to death Igor Myalik, the former coach of jiu-jitsu, members of the criminal gang that was engaged in highway robbery at Gomel — Belarus.

As the Belta, Now the court verdict has come into force, the appeals been unsuccessful.

In the past year, along with Myalik to life in prison was sentenced his accomplice, also coach of Jiu-Jitsu Alexander Sychev.

Both prisoners — residents of Gomel. First opened by the result of their crime was committed by 25 June 2009. For the three months robbery they killed four people: two citizens of Russia and the two — Moldova.

Recently, a representative of the Attorney General, acting on BT, said that the president refused to pardon two more persons — Andrew Burdyko and Oleg Grishkovtsa, sentenced to death in May 2010.

Belarus is the only country in Europe where the death sentences continue to be fulfilled. Representatives of the Council of Europe stated that a moratorium on the death penalty in Belarus — one of the main conditions for the return of the country the status of "special guest" at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which has been stripped of Belarus in 1997.

After the recent execution of the death penalty in Belarus, the Assembly decided to freeze all contacts with the country.

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