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Belarus metro bomber executed


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Belarus metro bomber executed

One of the men found guilty of a bombing attack on the metro in Belarus has been executed.

Relatives confirm Vladislav Kovalyov was shot by pistol, after Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko refused to pardon him.

The president also refused to spare co-conspirator Dmitry Konovalov, though he is still thought to be alive.

The two 25-year-old factory workers were given the ultimate punishment by the Supreme Court in the only country in Europe that still has the death penalty.

They were convicted of carrying out the deadly attack at a metro station in the capital Minsk last April, during which 15 people were killed and around 200 wounded.

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