On January 22 relatives of the missing politicians applied to KGB with the request to undertake proceedings against a number of officials. The law says, the KGB must react on the application no later than 10 days after its submission. The Belarusian KGB failed to meet the law requirements

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The relatives of the missing political and public figures requested to enter criminal charges against Prosecutor General Viktar Sheiman, former Minister of the Interior Yury Sivakow, and Minister Uladzimir Navumaw, former SOBR commander Dzmitry Pawlichenka, and some other persons. The relatives suspect they might be guilty of disappearance of Yury Zakharanka, Viktar Hanchar, Anatol Krasowski, and Dzmitry Zavadski. On February 3 the term for consideration of the application was over, but the KGB still hasn’t reacted.
The RFE/RL reporter did not get a clear answer, what exactly is happening with the application. According to Alexander Bazanaw, head of the KGB PR center, the reply was being prepared, however, he does not know yet, whether the answer is ready, or sent to the relatives. Alexander Bazanaw reassured the reporter, the KGB officers were not going to violate the terms for reaction on the application.

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