List of the political prisoners in 2002 year

1. Chigir Aliaksandr

A son of former Prime Minister Mikalay Chigir. The case of Aliaksandr Chigir from the very beginning was considered political. According to experts, its aim was to attack Mikalay Chigir, who in 1996 resigned from his post as prime minister because he did not agree with Lukashenko’s way of running the country.

2. Chigir Mikalay

Born on 24 May 1948 in Usovo. Was the second Prime Minister of Belarus. In 1970 he graduated from the Belarusian State Institute of National Economy. Appointed Prime Minister by President Lukashenko on 21 July 1994. Prior to this, he served as head of Belagroprombank, a bank specializing in agricultural pursuits. He resigned from his […]

3. Ivashkievich Viktor

Viktor Ivashkievich was a well known Belarusian politician, activist, journalist, member of the Belarusian Popular Front and the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions. He graduated in absentia from the Journalism Faculty of the Belarusian State University. In the 80’s he was employed at the Minsk railway and was a member of the Majstrouni and […]

4. Markievich Mikola

Mikola was born on 29 June 1962. A native of the town of Grodno. He graduated from the Philology Department at the Kaliningrad University. He worked in Grodno newspapers Wysota and Grodno Truth. He was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet. In 1991, he founded the Batkivshchyna Foundation. In 1992-a year after Belarus emerged as a […]

5. Mazejka Pavel

Pavel Mazejka was born on 25 May 1978 in Grodno. Pavel was a journalist of Pahonia newspaper. In 2006 he served as the press spokesman for opposition candidate Aliaksandr Milinkevich.