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On April 27, deputies of the House of Representatives of Belarus in two readings adopted a bill on amending the Criminal Code, according to which the death penalty for a new crime is introduced in Belarus (if the law is passed).
Namely, “for attempted acts of terrorism,” the state agency BelTA reports.
“Look at the difficult foreign policy situation we are living in today. And it is obvious that the destabilization of the socio-political and economic situation in our country continues. If earlier it was less radical, now we see specific radical manifestations and radical calls, which, unfortunately, are supported by both foreign states and organizations,” Marina Lenchevskaya, a member of the Standing Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives, said.
According to her, “law enforcement agencies record a significant number of terrorist aspirations in relation to critical facilities, infrastructure facilities: transport, military, energy. And today we need to put a clear legislative barrier. Measures to commit such crimes must be adequate, proactive, preventive.”