UCP Calls on Lukashenka to Inform Citizens about Investigation of Missing Politicians’ Cases and Its Results

2006 2006-09-04T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The United Civil Party has filed with the presidential administration the letter in which it asks Aliaksandr Lukashenka to inform people about the results of the investigation of the cases of missing public and political activists on 16 September with the use of electronic mass media. ˜The time has come to either honestly tell what happened to the leaders of the political opposition seven years ago or admit Your helplessness and disinterest in the solution of these cases’, the letter runs.

˜Having at disposal such a number of living witnesses, published materials and documents and pretend to be blind and deaf means to publicly confirm one’s implication in the political murders’, stated the UCP leader Anatol Liabedzka.

It’s worth reminding that during the past years Lukashenka, MIA ministers and prosecutors often promised to solve these sound cases. However, as soon as large political campaigns ended they tended to forget their promises. 16th September was mentioned in the appeal to Lukashenka on purpose: this is the day when seven years ago unknown persons kidnapped one of the leaders of the United Civil Party, deputy speaker of the Supreme Soviet and potential candidate to presidency Viktar Hanchar and his friend, businessman Anatol Krasouski.