Belarus disappearances: senior State officials involved?

Senior Belarus officials may have been involved in the disappearances of four men, including a former minister, in Belarus during 1999 and 2000, and steps were taken “at the highest level of the State” to cover up the true background of the disappearances, according to a report of the Assembly's Legal Affairs Committee unanimously approved today. The report, by Cypriot parliamentarian Christos Pourgourides, calls for "a maximum of political pressure" on the current leadership of Belarus.