Missing policy in Belarus

Yury Harauski / dw.com
Yury Harauski / dw.com

Yury Harauski also claims that the KGB put pressure on his family.

Viktar Hanchar and Anatoly Krasouski​
Viktar Hanchar and Anatoly Krasouski​

President Lukashenka's first term was coming to an end. The opposition insisted on new elections. Lukashenka resisted them.

Picket near GUM / Euroradio
Picket near GUM / Euroradio

Some 15 activists gathered near Central Department Store in Minsk to remind people about the political disappearances in Belarus.

Yury Zakharanka​ / belaruspartisan.by
Yury Zakharanka​ / belaruspartisan.by

Yury Zakharanka disappeared withtout a trace on 7 May 1999.

A picket in support of missing politicians’ relatives / novychas.by
A picket in support of missing politicians’ relatives / novychas.by

The UN Human Rights Committee recommended in October 2018 that Belarus introduced criminal responsibility for abductions.

UK Ambassador to Belarus Fionna Gibb. Screenshot from video.
UK Ambassador to Belarus Fionna Gibb. Screenshot from video.

UN envoy in Minsk Fionna Gibb made a call on 30 August, the International Day of the Disappeared.

The opposition and family members maintain political reasons were behind the abduction of the prominent politician and his friend.

Ex-Interior Minister and opposition leader Yury Zakharanka was kidnapped by unidentified perpetrators 17 years ago.

The police drew protocols against on journalists during the rally in Minsk based on their press IDs not passports.