Parliamentary Assembly session : 23 – 27 September 2002 

Report on Belarus: Severe democratic deficits

[26 SEP 2002] Severe deficits of democratic government in Belarus, cases of missing persons and infringements of media freedoms will be debated on Friday 27 September, the last day of the Parliamentary Assembly Session. The rapporteur, Wolfgang Behrendt, puts the case for the dispatch of an ad hoc committee to Minsk to cast light on the fate of several politicians who have gone missing. This is a first in the history of the Council of Europe.