Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasouski disappeared on September 16, 1999.
They went to a bathhouse in Fabrychnaya Street in the evening. They were last seen at around 22:35, when both left the bathhouse and got into Krasouski's Jeep Cherokee.
The Minsk prosecutor's office opened a criminal case over the disappearance of Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasouski. According to the investigation, fragments of plastic lamp lenses, traces of braking and hitting a tree and traces of blood were found at the scene. A genotype test showed that the origin of the traces of blood from Krasouski is excluded, and the reliability of conclusions that the blood belongs to Hanchar is 99.6%. The analysis of the evidence in the case, including the testimony of witnesses, suggests that Hanchar and Krasouski were forcibly abducted by unknown persons.
Opposition members, relatives of the missing persons and the international community believe that Hanchar and Krasouski were kidnapped for political reasons, and suspect the country's high-ranking officials of involvement in the kidnapping.
The statute of limitation in the criminal cases over the disappearance of the opposition members expires this year.