Liubou Kavaliova: I probably hurt Lukashenka's pride (Video)
15:05, — Politics
The sentence that shocked many people was pronounced in Minsk two years ago.
“I think I am not the only person in Belarus who didn't care about it before. I didn't think about the death penalty in our country,” the mother of Uladzislau Kavaliou, who was sentenced to death for the Minsk metro bombing, said in an interview with Belsat TV.
Before the trial over her son, Liubou Kavaliova had thought Belarus had life imprisonment. “When it happened to me and my son, when I saw that innocent people can be sentenced to death, it wasn't a judicial error. They wanted them to be executed. Somebody wanted it,” she said.
Liubou Kavaliova hoped he son would be pardoned. “I probably hurt Lukashenka's pride. I didn't give him this opportunity. My son decided not to sit silent in the courtroom. He said what had happened. I think it was done also in revenge,” the mother of executed Uladzislau Kavalou says.
A home-made bomb exploded at the Kastrychnitskaya metro station in Minsk on April 11, 2011. Eleven people died at the scene, four died at hospital, 33 people were seriously wounded, 70 people received less serious injuries. A total of 300 people were injured.
Uladzslau Kavalou and Dzmitry Kanavalau were found guilty of the bombing. Both were sentenced to death. The Belarusian state television said on March 17, 2012, that Kanavalau and Kavalou had been executed. Liubou Kavaliova has been struggling to receive the body of her son and the information about the exact date of his death.