List of the political prisoners in 2009 year

1. Autukhovich Mikalay

A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, a successful entrepreneur and pro-democracy activist from Volkovysk. Born on 7 January 1963 in Volkovysk. He graduated from Vocational School No. 37 in the neighbouring village Bolszaja Bierestovitza, he was trained as a car mechanic. Since 1981, he served in the Army as a driver in the strategic […]

2. Dashuk Maksim

Maksim Dashuk – an oppositional activist from the village of Krasnoye.

3. Dubski Arciom

Arciom Dubski – the Young Front activist from Osipovichi. In January 2008 he was arrested for 15 days for taking part in the protest of entrepreneurs, held in the center of Minsk on 10 January.

4. Lavonau Yury

Yury Lavonau was born on 23 August 1961 in Kalinino in the Moscow Oblast. He graduated from the Moscow aviation institute, he served two years in the army. He served on the aerodromie in Russia, in 1991 he resigned. He has been a chairman of the organizing committee of the movement For a New Belarus […]

5. Polyakova Jana

Jana Polyakova was born in 1973 in Ukraine. Later her parents moved to Salihorsk in the district of Minsk (Belarus). Jana Polyakova graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Belarusian State University. She worked as a lawyer for the law company in Salihorsk and later began cooperation with the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and since 2000, […]

6. Surgan Aleh

Aleh Surgan is an opposition activist from Vitebsk.

7. Svecik Leonid

A  human rights activist from Vitebsk. In 2009 criminal proceedings were initiated against him for distribution on behalf of Russian National Union written materials, that included radical content.