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Belarus: members denounced the judgment confirming the death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich

The rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty and the Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee, denounced the judgment of the Supreme Court of Belarus confirming the death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich. More

Hearing on “Daphne Caruana’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges”

The hearing on “Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges” took place at 9am in Room 1 of the Council of Europe. More

Committee alarmed at ‘politically motivated’ charges against Romanian former anti-corruption high official

Legal Affairs Committee has expressed alarm at the criminal charges laid against Laura Codruta Kovesi and suggested the charges “may well be politically motivated”. More

Rapporteurs react to sentencing of Memorial’s Oyub Titiev in Chechnya, Russian Federation

Rapporteurs Frank Schwabe and Raphaël Comte today reacted to the sentencing by a court in the Chechen Republic of human rights activist Oyub Titiev to four years’ imprisonment in a penal colony. More

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political prisoners

Sunna Aevarsdóttir, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be political prisoners. More

Rapporteur welcomes end to executions in California

Titus Corlăţean, PACE general rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has welcomed the decision by Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, to sign a moratorium on the death penalty in the state. More