His name is Aleksandr Grigorovich Lukashenko, and he is the last dictator of Europe. His kingdom is called Belarus and it is located in the heart of Europe, next to solid democracies such as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. For 18 years, Lukashenko has been depriving Belarusian citizens of basic democratic rights. However, the situation in this country is practically unknown in Europe. What are the reasons behind this ignorance? And why did no democratic transition take place in Belarus?
Belarus holds two sad records: On the one hand, it is the last dictatorship in Europe. On the other hand, is the only European country where the capital punishment is still in practice. But what is the position of Belarusian population on death penalty? What can the European Union do to promote its abolition?