August 30 in the world celebrate the Day of the Disappeared. In Belarus, there were about five hundred year earlier missing people. Why is not among them Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovsky and Dmitry Zavadsky?
There are a few days in the year when a Uliana Zakharenko, the mother disappeared in 1999 of former Interior Minister Yuri Zakharenko, be sure to turn journalists. Birthday her son George, the day of his disappearance, and 30 August, when the world remembers about all the missing. Is there any thing new in the business, and how feels old woman who was left alone without the help of the most loved?
"They write that the investigation continues, and all. Said was that the court will be, and who they are judged — the land of cheese? Once I heard on TV as Lukashenko spoke and said he was to blame. And then to say that they are somewhere abroad … But that was where the Jura abroad, would take
s and somehow, but would give to know that: Mom, I'm alive. And so for 11 years as a no. "
Uliana Zakharenko For several years, does not go out of the house. "All of my illness because of what happened to her son," — says the woman.
I recall a former interior minister Yuri Zakharenko, who defected to the opposition, disappeared in May 1999: According to witnesses, he was seized on the street unknown. It was since then in Belarus began to talk about the "death squads" — a special department in the security services who carry out orders to destroy the power of the opposition. Many people in Belarus believes that the victims of "death squads" were also former deputy chairman of the Supreme Council of Viktor Gonchar, businessman Anatoly Krasovsky, ORT cameraman Dmitry Zavadsky. The journalist's mother Olga Zavadskaya said her correspondence with investigators who conducted business son, effectively ended two years ago.
"I can not hear. Already two years from the prosecutor wrote that the investigation team has changed and like some action underway. Was nothing. Did not even tell the names of those who continue to investigate the case and did not explain what kind of action is taken."
Human rights activist Aleh Volchek elaborates: the disappearance of Dmitry Zavadsky prosecutor's office suspended almost 2 years ago, and the investigation of the case of Yuri Zakharenko last time lasted until September 24. Such extension of the investigation is done automatically, as well as in the case of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky, said Oleg Volchek.
Twice a year, the UN hosts meeting of the International Commission on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. Official Minsk sends to these meetings reports, which reported that the investigation of cases Zakharenko, Gonchar, Krasovsky and Zavadskiy continue. Himself a former investigator Oleg Volchek believes that these things do not work, because it does not affect political reasons. Meanwhile reasons enough to enable the investigation, said Oleg Volchek, who himself worked Investigator.
"It was after the show on Russian TV channel" NTV "film" The Godfather "- no reaction. Though there right spoke of those who are involved in the disappearances in Belarus. Nobody called in for questioning, none of the senior officials not involved in the investigation" .
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Belarus lost annually more than 700 people, more than half of this figure are. Head of the Information Ministry, Konstantin Shalkevich cited as an example the data for July 31 this year.
"Just last year, 754 people already on the wanted list, and 433 were found. To be more precise, it found a place of human habitation, clarified his destiny …"
Meanwhile, how many people wanted list and is not found, the police said no.