The mother of Vladislav Kavaliou has recieved a letter from the Supreme Court in Belarus dated the 16th of March, informing her and the family that the death penalty against Kavaliou had been carried out.

We remind you that Belarus is the last country in Europe still using death penalty. This is particularly worrying, since Belarus today doesn’t have a functioning rule of law. Most likely Kavaliou was innocent. During his trial there weren’t enough evidence against him and it is said that he admited the crime during questioning before the trial, where he was most certainly tortured. Even victims of the bombing criticized the court as they didn’t find it credible. The father of one of the victims was punished and sent to mental hospital after he had spoken out critically in court against both the lack of evidence and against the use of death penalty in Belarus.