Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasouski disappeared 17 years ago

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Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasouski disappeared 17 years ago
Opposition politician Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasouski disappeared without a trace in Minsk on September 16, 1999. They were last seen near the bathhouse in Fabrycnaja Street, 20 on the evening of September 16 when getting into Krasouskis Jeep Cherokee.

Before joining the opposition, Hanchar was in Alyaksandr Lukashenkas team and helped him get to power. Krasouksi was a his friend.

Minsk Public Prosecutors Office started a criminal case in 1999. Fragments of broken headlights, skid marks and traces of collision with a tree were found. Blood belonging to Hanchar (99.6% chance) was also discovered there.

The data was analyzed and investigators came to the conclusion that Hanchar and Krasouski had been abducted. It was a political abduction and higher officials were connected with it, oppositionists and the two mens relatives insist.

Opposition politician, ex-Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Zakharanka disappeared four months before the abduction of Hanchar and Krasouski on May 7, 1999. He also used to be a member of Lukashenkas team. A murder invesitgation case was started and has not been closed ever since, BelaPAN reports.