Yearly Archives: 2019

Belarus: How death squads targeted opposition politicians


Twenty years ago, some leading Belarusian opposition politicians disappeared without a trace. In an exclusive interview with DW, a key witness tells how he assisted a special unit in committing abduction and murder. In early September of this year, a man named Yuri Garavski contacted DW’s Russian Service. The 41-year-old is living as an asylum-seeker… Read More »

The Involuntarily Disappeared Belarusians were Commemorated in the Netherlands


On the sad, tragic date, the 20th anniversary of the involuntary disappearance of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, commemorated the two men, as well as involuntary disappeared Yuri Zakharenko and Dmitry Zavadsky. The commemoration ceremony took place on September 16th, 2019, at the site of living memorial Four Trees. The… Read More »

Twenty years without Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky


Today exactly twenty years ago politician Viktor Gonchar and businessman Anatoly Krasovsky were subjected to involuntary disappearance. On September 16 1999 Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky had an appointment in a sauna house on Fabrichnaya street in Minsk. Due to witnesses of people living in the neighbouring apartment blocks, the two men were attacked by… Read More »

Press Statement for “Enforced Disappearance in Asia: Existing Laws, Challenges and Way Forward” Workshop


Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) and Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) jointly organized an international workshop on “Enforced Disappearance in Asia: Existing Laws, Challenges and Way Forward” on May 27 and 28 2019 in Kathmandu. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, ViceChairperson of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee of Law,… Read More »



The International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) joins families worldwide in remembering the desaparecidos on the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD). The IWD is a time to reflect on the work that remains before every human rights advocate in the pursuit of truth and justice. This year, the ICAED calls on governments to ratify… Read More »