News on the topic: forced disappearance

UN HRC Finds Violation of the Rights of the Abducted Politician Yury Zakharanka

14.04.2017 UN HRC Finds Violation of the Rights of the Abducted Politician Yury Zakharanka

The Committee on Human Rights of the UN considered the individual complaint from the politician’s mother Uliyana Zakharanka and his daughter Alena filed in 2014. Finally, the Committee ruled that the rights of the disappeared politician and of his relatives have been violated. The decision was sent on April 11 to the lawyers of the Belarusian Documentation Center, who reported it at a press conference on April 13.

16.07.2015 The investigation of Yury Zakharanka's disappearance extended

Preliminary investigation of the missing of the ex-Minister of internal Affairs is extended until September 24.

TV cameraman Dzmitry Zavadski went missing 15 years ago

07.07.2015 TV cameraman Dzmitry Zavadski went missing 15 years ago

Belarusian cameraman, journalist of the Russian TV channel ORT (Russian Public Television, now – the First Channel) disappeared exactly 15 years ago, July 7, 2000. At that time he was 27 years old.

Criminal proceedings into disappearance of Aliaksandr Shachanok instituted in Homel

16.09.2014 Criminal proceedings into disappearance of Aliaksandr Shachanok instituted in Homel

This was reported by human rights activist Barys Bukhel who maintains contact with the investigators. Last time Aliaksandr Shachanok was seen August 27, when leaving the building of the Bykhau District Court. August 29, his relatives started looking for him and then applied to the police.

Enforced disappearances of the political opponents of the authority

11.09.2014 Enforced disappearances of the political opponents of the authority

Individual Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review was prepared by the human rights organization "Belarusian Documentation Center" within the framework of preparation of the alternative report of Belarusian NGOs. These documents on the Republic of Belarus will be considered at the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in May-June 2015.

Activist Aliaksandr Shachanok disappeared

04.09.2014 Activist Aliaksandr Shachanok disappeared

The whereabouts of a civic activist from Bykhau district Aliaksandr Shachanok have been unknown since 27 August.

14th anniversary of Dzmitry Zavadski's abduction

08.07.2014 14th anniversary of Dzmitry Zavadski's abduction

The journalist of the ORT TV channel disappeared without a trace in Minsk on 7 July 2000.

Homel court warns Young Front activists over Ukraine solidarity

18.04.2014 Homel court warns Young Front activists over Ukraine solidarity

The Tsentralny District Court of Homel issued official warnings to three members of the Young Front opposition movement, Andrei Tsianiuta, Natallia Kryvashei and Stanislau Bula, having found them guilty of illegal picketing. The activists were charged of staging on 22 February an illegal picket in memory of Ukrainian victims.

10.10.2013 Investigation into 1999 disappearance of Yury Zakharanka prolonged once again

The years-long investigation into the 1999 disappearance of former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka has been extended once again, this time until December 24, human rights defender Aleh Volchak told BelaPAN on Wednesday.

16.09.2013 Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasouski kidnapped 14 years ago

The guilty of kidnapping of the oppositionists haven’t been punished in spite of proofs and evidences.

International Day of the Disappeared marked today

30.08.2013 International Day of the Disappeared marked today

The International Day of the Disappeared is marked today across the world. The tradition of marking the Day of the Disappeared on August 30 was launched in the 1980s by the Latin American Federation of relatives of disappeared people FEDEFAM.

BCD member fined 2.5 mln for commemorating Dzmitry Zavadski

08.07.2013 BCD member fined 2.5 mln for commemorating Dzmitry Zavadski

Judge Tatsiana Palulekh of Minsk Savetski District Court sentenced today Pavel Prakapovich, activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy’s organizing committee, to a fine of 2.5 mln rubles on charges of staging an illegal picket in memory of journalist Dzmitry Zavadski.

DZMITRY ZAVADSKY: Missing for 13 Years

08.07.2013 DZMITRY ZAVADSKY: Missing for 13 Years

27 year old journalist disappeared in unclear circumstances on a way to Minsk airport; the body has not been found. BAJ commemorates Dzmitry Zavadski by a minute of silence at noon on July 7.

08.07.2013 BCD activist to stand trial for commemoration of Dzmitry Zavadzki

The BCD steering committee's member, Pavel Prakapovich, was detained on Sunday, July 7 in Minsk.

Head of disgraced "Union of Poles in Belarus" to stand trial

13.06.2013 Head of disgraced "Union of Poles in Belarus" to stand trial

One more member of the unregistered "Union of Poles in Belarus", its chairman Mechyslau Yaskevich will soon be summoned to court as a defendant in administrative proceedings. The Shchychyn police forwarded to Hrodna a copy of the charges, given to Yaskevich for an alleged adminsitrative offense – holding an unsanctioned rally.

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