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17 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

07/07/2017

Today, 17 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case In July 1997 he and ORT reporter Pavel Sheremet were arrested for filming a report about the vulnerability of the Belarus Lithuania state border. Zavadski covered the second Chechen war in 1999. TV cameraman Dzmitry… Read More »

The involuntary disappeared Belarussians are commemorated in Eindhoven

17/09/2015

On September 16 2015, which marked the 16th anniversary of the involuntary disappearance of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, commemorated the two men, as well as disappeared Yuri Zakharenko and Dmitry Zavadsky. It was the 8th annual commemoration ceremony in Eindhoven dedicated to the four Belarusians. The ceremony traditionally took… Read More »

International Week of the Disappeared: ICAED Statement

26/05/2015

Statement of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances International Week of the Disappeared 25-29 May 2015 Every last week of May, we commemorate the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD), a painful reminder that thousands of families still await information on the fate of their loved ones who have disappeared and thousands of disappeared persons… Read More »

Andrea Rigoni will address the issue of the involuntary disappearances with the authorities during his visit to Belarus

24/02/2015

Relatives of the involuntary disappeared Belarusians sent an open letter to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rapporteur on Belarus Mr. Andrea Rigoni, who is visiting Belarus 24-26 February. In their letter they asked the Rapporteur to rise this issue of the involuntary disappearances of the four men with the Belarusian authorities.The… Read More »

Protesters In Washington Remember ‘Disappeared’ In Belarus

18/09/2014

A dozen protesters gathered near the Belarusian Embassy on September 16 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of two critics of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The demonstrators demanded answers about the fates of opposition leader Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasouski, who vanished in Minsk on September 16, 1999. They did not yell… Read More »