Anatoly Krasovsky is 60 today


Today Anatoly Krasovsky would have turned sixty. Anatoly Krasovsky was subjected to involuntary disappearance on September 16 1999 together with his friend Viktor Gonchar. The whereabouts of the two men are still unknown.

Anatoly Krasovsky was born on May 17, 1952 in the town of Krupki of Minsk Oblast. He studied physics at Belarusian State University. Professor, candidate of Philosophy, author of dozens of scientific works and a number of student books, creator of the school course "Ethics and Psychology of Family Life". In the early 90s he turned into an important entrepreneur and publisher of popular magazines Ya&Ya, Ideal and others. He was involved in charity work, rendered financial assistance to a number of Belarusian social organizations, including ones politically non-engaged. He was known as a personal friend of deputy chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the 13th Convocation Viktor Gonchar, Belarusian opposition leader of the late 90s.

The apparent failure of the Belarusian authorities to investigate the whereabouts of the disappeared Anatoly Krasovsky has drawn sustained international criticism from the institutions like the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Inter-Parliamentary union (IPU), the united Nations Committee against Torture and others.

During its 104th Session end March 2012 the United Nations Human Rights Committee has adopted its decision on the case of enforced disappearance of Anatoly Krasovsky. The Committee concluded that Belarus failed to properly investigate and take adequate remedial actions regarding the disappearance of Mr. Krasovsky. The state of Belarus has 180 days to take appropriate measures.