List of the political prisoners in 2003 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. Novikova Oksana

Oksana Novikova is a private entrepreneur from Minsk, and a social activist. She was born in 1973 in the village Klypowshchina. She was living in France for one and a half year, where in 2001 she gave birth to her daughter Rijanna. Oksana Novikova is often compared to the Soviet dissidents.