In her appeal to the special rapporteur on Belarus A. Severin, Zinaida Hanchar said she was sure that the cases of political disappearances cannot be solved under the current regime.
Alies Bialiatski, Chair of the Human Rights Center Viasna, who is now attending the 61st session of the UN Committee for Human Rights in Geneva, handed the appeal by Zinaida Hanchar, wife of the famous politician Viktar Hanchar who disappeared in 1999, to Adrian Severin, the special rapporteur on Belarus.
In her appeal Zinadia Hanchar regretted that due to the position of the Belarusian authorities Mr. Severin could not meet with the relations of the kidnapped politicians and the journalist. She also stated that as of now none of the requirements provided by the previous UN Resolution demanding the Belarusian authorities conduct a complete, objective and independent investigation into the politically-motivated abductions and call to account those behind the crimes.
Zinaida Hanchar said she hoped that a regular Resolution on Belarus will be adopted, which will condemn the position of the Belarusian authorities, who conceal the truth and cover up the criminals. She also insisted on stringent requirements to be imposed on the Belarusian authorities with a view to getting them to honor their commitments both their own citizens and to the international community.
Also, Zinaida Hanchar said she was sure that the cases of political disappearances cannot be solved under the current regime.