The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe called on the United States, Japan and Belarus to give up executions and death sentences.
PACE condemned what in Belarus in 2008, continuing execution of the death penalty, "which greatly undermined the credibility of the announced intention of Belarus to move closer to the European family of states that protect human rights and human dignity. "
PACE Assembly also expressed its gratitude to U.S. state, which for this period have abolished the death penalty. It is the states of New Jersey and New Mexico.
In Belarus since the mid-1990s, punished by death more than 150 people, including executions continued in 2010 — were shot 30-year-old Vasily Yuzapchuk and 25-year-old Andrei Zhuk.