Ales Bialiatski is writing memoirs in prison
10:39, — Politics
A book by a political prisoner and the head of the human rights center Viasna Ales Bialiatski is getting ready for publishing.
It will mostly include materials, written behind bars. According to the book’s composer Palina Sciepanienka, the new book will be a logical continuation of the collection “Enlightened by Belarus”, issued this year, Radio Racyja reports.
- “Enlightened by Belarus” was an exclusively literary book. This will be composed of the memoirs of Ales Bialiatski’s civil and political activities, he now have started writing about Viktar Ivashkievich, about the times when he was a member of the youth anti-communist underground, about human rights activities and how Viasna was being created. All the interviews will also be collected there.
According to Palina Sciepanienka, the book will be released in 2014.
We would remind that Ales Bialiatski is serving an imprisonment term in a penal colony number 2 in Babrujsk. On 24 November 2011 court found him guilty of tax evasion in especially large amounts and sentenced to four and a half year in high security prison and the confiscation of property. The reason for Bialiatski’s criminal persecution was that he had banking accounts in Lithuania and Poland. The court did not take into account that the money in those was used for human rights activities.
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