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29.01.2014

Zmitser Dashkevich publishes book of prison stories photos 5

11:25, — Politics

Zmitser Dashkevich publishes book of prison stories

The book Worm written by former political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich has been published in Vilnius.

The 164-page hardcover book contains stories the former political prisoner wrote in detention.

I selected only fiction for the book,. It doesn't contain political essays, Zmitser Dashkevich told Radio Svaboda. I don't have any personal emotions about the release. Maybe it's because I had these emotions in prisons and detention facilities from 2006 to 2013.

The only thing I can say is that it's bad that prison literature and political prisoners exist in our country in the 21st century. On the other hand, it is a natural process. Every nation should gain its independence and democracy through ordeals and victims.

Zmitser Dashkevich says he is working over a documentary book about Young Front, but the process is not as effective as I'd like.

Minsk's Pershamaiski district court plans to review a case against Dashkevich on January 30 for alleged violations of the preventive supervision rules.

Zmitser Dashkevich was arrested allegedly for hooliganism ahead of the 2010 presidential elections. He received 2 years in prison.

Dashkevich didn't admit his guilt and said it was a provocation organised by the security services.

In 2012, he received one more year in prison for failure to obey prison officers. Dashkevich was released in August 2013.


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