"The death penalty violates the inalienable right to life, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is the highest cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. The death verdicts cannot serve as a deterrent to crime. Justice errors are irreversible," the EU said.
It is reported that on January 10, 2020, the Mogiliov Regional Court of Belarus issued two death sentences to brothers Ilya and Stanislav Kostev.
The EU also noted that three sentences were carried out last year, and only four people are now in the death line.
“The introduction of a moratorium on the death penalty in Belarus will be the first positive step towards abolishing the death verdicts,” the EU added.
Belarus is currently the only country in Europe that has the death penalty. And in May 2019, the Council of Europe called on the state to abolish the death penalty.
As we reported, European Union condemns the death penalty in Belarus, due to the execution of the death penalty for two people