Entrepreneurs have called for solidarity with Autukhovich, Asipenka and Bashurov

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Prison Commission refused amnesty Vladimir Osipenko imminent release, but reduced his sentence by one year. The investigation has been investigating the case activist "Tell the truth" Michael Bashura. Minsk entrepreneurs call for solidarity with Mikalai Autukhovich and other fighters for democracy.

The activists of Solidarity "Together" spread the appeal in support of the Autukhovich, Uladzimir Asipenka and Mikhail Bashura. The grounds were steps in the liberalization of the business environment. Solidarity movement "Together" states that these concessions the government is doing under the pressure of the movement of entrepreneurs, and recalls that it took an active part Autukhovich, Uladzimir Asipenka and other activists. Entrepreneurs have called on the authorities to demand the immediate release of prisoners sentenced by the fact of their social activities.

"It is not accidental entrepreneur Autukhovich came under the attention of law enforcement agencies. During the struggle for their legitimate rights Nicholas refused to collude with corrupt government system.

Honor and dignity are not allowed veteran of Afghanistan, this Belarusians, to bribe corrupt officials.

Honor and dignity are not allowed veteran of Afghanistan, this Belarusians, to bribe corrupt officials, "- reminiscent of the way Autuhovich authors of the appeal to the court.

Human rights activist Oleg Volchek announced that it was preparing a trip of journalists and human rights activists in Kiev to his mother prisoner to give her moral support. It asked for in their letters Autukhovich.

It was learned that Vladimir Osipenko an amnesty cut by year sentence. This is "Radio Liberty" said the daughter of the prisoner Lyudmila Asipenka with reference to a letter from his father.

"He was amnestied, but not under the exemption in full but only a reduction of sentence for one year. Thus, if all goes well and it will apply the rule on parole, we expect that it will be released later this year or early next year. "

In the case of Michael Bashura, who was arrested on August 6 and held in Zhodino prison, ended the investigation. September 3 familiarization with the case Bashura lawyer present Tamara Sidorenko. According to her, in the final form accusation has not changed: the activist of "Tell the Truth" is still accused of re-forging documents to obtain a loan that threatens him five years of detention. Bashura Michael says he does not forged, and just made a mistake in calculating their income. The content Bashura detention extended. That's what Tamara Sidorenko reported on conditions in Zhodino Jail:

He thinks more of a positive, does not focus on the fact that he can not change and it helps him to overcome the difficulties.

"Of course, there are a lot of bad, but kind of not the worst conditions. Chamber in people less than the beds of the prisoners there are those with whom you can talk normally. Dining sometimes bad, but there is a transfer of a will, you can hold out. Anyway, he think more about the positive, does not focus on the fact that he can not change and it helps him to overcome the difficulties. "

By Tamara Sidorenko, on Monday September 6 case will be referred to the prosecutor, and if she agreed with the evidence collected by the investigation, after a while to get to court. In "Tell the Truth", which is coordinated by Michael Bashura say about the persecution of his political activist causes.

Sister businessman Andrei Bondarenko Irene visited him in Bobruisk colony, where more than six months held prisoner. Here are her impressions of the meeting.

"The thin, very thin. And said that it had now recovered after a hunger strike. But his mood was somewhat optimistic, hopes now on the Supreme Court. To him, by the way, came with the OSCE. He said that they were sufficiently prepared, were fully aware of his situation. He asked different questions. He said that everything seemed to confirm what they already know. "

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Entrepreneur of Vawkavysk Autukhovich and former military Vladimir Osipenko, who were accused of plotting a terrorist act against senior officials of his guilt in court is not recognized and stated that they are being persecuted for anti-corruption activities. Both are in custody since February 8, 2009. Autukhovich sentenced to 5 years 2 months in prison for illegal possession of ammunition. Vladimir Osipenko to 3 years for illegal weapons handling. Mikhail Kozlov, who was also convicted in the the case, in August was released under an amnesty after a year of arrest.

UCP activist Andrei Bondarenko, who was sentenced to 6 years with confiscation of property for the theft of company property, pleads not guilty and explains the persecution in retaliation for participation in the 2008 parliamentary elections.

An activist of the "Tell the Truth" Michael Bashura arrested Aug. 6 and held in Zhodino prison on charges of re-forging documents to obtain credit, which threatens him with five years of detention. Bashura Michael says he does not forged, and just made a mistake in calculating their income. Colleagues of the "Tell the Truth" speak about the political nature of the persecution of Mikhail Bashura.

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