20 January 2018, Saturday, 12:25

Kavalyou's supervisory appeal “lost” in Supreme Court


Lawyer Stanislau Abrazei, who defended executed Uladzislau Kavalyou, asked the chairman of the Supreme Court to consider his supervisory appeal.

The appeal was lodged with the Supreme Court on September 27. He hasn't received an answer yet, though it should have been delivered within a month.

Radio Svaboda learnt it from Uladzislau Kavalyou's mother.

Lyubou Kavalyova thinks ignoring the appeal is a gross violation of the legislation by public officials:

“The supervisory appeal was filed by lawyer Stanislau Abrazei. It was on September 27, 2012. He should have received an answer within a month, because materials for additional examination of the case were not needed. The answer hasn't been given. I don't believe my son was guilty, I think the court decision was unfair and the death penalty was groundless, but I am helpless: for three times, the KGB lost the letters of attorney that KGB officers were to sign to allow me to represent my son's interests. I think it wasn't done by accident. They did it to restrict my efforts in struggling for my son's life and then to restore his fair name. By the way, the letters of attorney were not the only things that mysteriously disappeared in the KGB jail. Uladzislau's notes he made during the trial also disappeared. I couldn't figure out where these papers are, who destroyed or keeps them for some purposes,” Lyubou Kavalyova says.

It should be reminded that the Supreme Court of Belarus sentenced Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou to death on November 30, 2011. The young men were found guilty of setting off a bomb at Kastrychnitskaya metro station in Minsk on April 11, 2011.

Kanavalau and Kavalyou were executed in March 2012.