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Belarusan musicians with a project against death penalty

20.06.2014  |  Society   |  EuroBelarus Information Service,  
Belarusan musicians with a project against death penalty

Pamidorau, Vaitsiushkevich, Volski and other famous musicians took part in the project called Aposhni Zolak (“The Last Dawn”).

The presentation of the project of Belarusan musicians called Aposhni Zolak (“The Last Dawn”) took place on June 17 in Minsk-based Graffiti club. Originally, the concert was expected to be the final part of the project, but its coordinator Siarhei Budkin considered this insufficient. And now the concert has been released on CD and DVD, press service of Human Rights House “Viasna” informs. In addition, audio materials were finalized and remastered, and new videos were added to show famous people and musicians speaking against the death penalty, which makes a unique edition.

A number of famous musicians, among them Hanna Khitryk, Aliaksandr Pamidorau, Zmitser Vaitsiushkevich, Anastasia Shpakouskaya, Viktar Rudenka, Liavon Volski, spoke against the death penalty. The initiators of the project (human rights defenders of the HRC “Viasna” and the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty”), as well as the project coordinators and the performers themselves spoke during the press conference that opened the presentation.

Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich said that this project would remain in history, including due to the fact that for the first time in Belarus musicians have created such a big joint concert, and then an album on the issue of abolishing the death penalty.

Coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty” Andrei Paluda says that Aposhni Zolak is primarily aimed at making Belarusans pay attention to this problem, because many of them still do not know about the practice of this kind in Belarus. 

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