For some in Belarus, Independence Day might be their last

The preferred method of execution is a bullet in the back of the head.

The preferred method of execution in Belarus is a bullet in the back of the head.

The preferred method of execution in Belarus is a bullet in the back of the head.

An image showing a simulation of the execution method used in Belarus – the executioner shoots the victim in the back of the head with a silenced Makarov pistol – February 2009. AI recieved information about the execution method used in Belarus from Oleg Alkaev, Commander of executioners’ team in Belarus 1996 – 2001, see ADAM id:25063. Belarus is the last state in Europe and Central Asia that still retains the death penalty.
This is a composite image.

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