Reprieve and Belarus Free Theatre Online Event
Belarus Free Theatre perform Trash Cuisine and Reprieve conduct a capital trial, with the audience voting live as jury members.
The event will be streamed live above from 7pm. To participate in live voting, please click below, and use the event code #belarus.
Belarus Free Theatre serve up food, music, dance and Shakespeare as they share true stories from inmates, executioners, human rights lawyers and families of the executed. Provocative and urgent, Trash Cuisine (2013) pierces the imagination with moments of the darkest humour as it challenges the ongoing existence of capital punishment in the contemporary world.
36 countries retain the death penalty in both law and practice, and Europe remains on the list of continents where capital punishment still exists – in 2015 – because of Belarus.
Platform discussion: delivering justice
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr – sentenced to death by crucifixion for the ‘crime’ of protesting.
On 14 February 2012, at the age of 17, Ali was arrested for participating in an anti-governmental protest in the eastern district of Qatif of Saudi Arabia. Two years later he was sentenced to death by ’crucifixion’, based solely on a fabricated statement he was tortured into signing and that was used as an alleged confession. Ali is now facing imminent execution.