Investigation of Yury Zakharanka’s Case Extended Again 11:24, 05/01/2007
The investigation of the case of the former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka, who went missing in 1999, has been extended for 3 months. The human rights activist Aleh Vouchak has been told about that in the prosecutor’s office of Belarus. “The case has been investigated for more than 6 years, but there are no results, and I do not hope for them under the current regime,” Aleh Vouchak told to Radio Svaboda.
As said by the human rights activist, the independent investigation affords ground for suspecting a number of Belarusian high-ranking officials, in particular, Interior Minister Uladzimir Navumau, Security Council Secretary Viktar Shejman, former Interior Affairs Ministry Yury Sivakou and SOBR commander Dzmitry Paulichenka of implication in the crime.
During the investigation tThe family of the abducted politician immigrated to Germany and asked for political asylum, Aleh Vouchak reminded.
The investigative prosecutor of Minsk Syarhei Kukharonak who is in charge of Yury Zakharanka, declined to comment the news.