23 January 2018, Tuesday, 3:03

Film to be shot about disappeared Belarusian politicians (Video)

The premiere of the first documentary about involuntary disappearances in Belarus is scheduled for December 16, 2014.

The film is an international project. The team has initiated a crowd funding to find sponsors, charter97.org learnt from Iryna Krasouskaya, the widow of kidnapped businessman and public figure Anatol Krasouski and leader of the civil initiative We Remember.

The film tells a story of the wives, mothers and children of the four disappeared men who life was divided into two stages: before and after. In this documentary they look back at their life before, and they tell about their life after. The documentary raises awareness all around the world about the horrific situation with the human rights abuse in Belarus and shows how relatives of the kidnapped people deal with the everyday pain of uncertainty about the whereabouts of their loved ones.

In 1999-2000, four well-known Belarusians disappeared. Former interior minister Yury Zakharanka was kidnapped near his home on 7 May 1999. Deputy PM and first deputy chairman of the Supreme Council of Belarus of the 13th convocation Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatoly Krasouski were kidnapped on September 16, 1999. Journalist and cameraman Dzmitry Zavadski was kidnapped on July 7, 2000, on his way to Minsk 2 airport.

Despite numerous resolutions of international institutions including the the United Nations, the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and NATO, the Belarusian authorities ignore the demands to tell the truth about the disappearance of Yury Zakharanka, Viktar Hanchar, Anatoly Krasouski and Dzmitry Zavadski. The fate of the involuntary disappeared Belarusians still remains unknown.