Prisoners October 2010

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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 2009a. 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.

An activist of "Tell the Truth" Michael Bashura was arrested August 6, later he was charged with re-forgery, for which he faces up to five years of restricted freedom. October 19 sentenced Michael Bashurov a fine of 15.5 million rubles.

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

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