On February 24, Viasna members received another postcard from Ales Bialiatski. On the postcard, the words “22.02.2012, Volodarka” appear in Ales’s handwriting.
He writes that ” I have been ‘in transit’ for a week…At noon on Friday, I found myself in the center of Minsk, in an atmosphere with which I am well-acquainted. The week has passed by quickly. I think that tomorrow [February 23 – editor], I will be leaving, but if they don’t send me tomorrow, then I will be here a couple more days.”
Based on these words from Ales, it appears possible that he may spend this weekend in Volodarka.
Sergey Sys assumes that such a long stay in Volodarka may be due to the time it takes to get together a group for further transfer.
Meanwhile, the human rights defender Tatiana Revyako notes that Ales Bialiatski had a prophetic dream before his transfer.
“Bialiatski had a prophetic dream before his transfer. I received a letter from him on February 16, from the time when he was still in Zhodino. He wrote: ‘Last night I had a dream about you, Irka Tolstik, Valik, and myself. We were sitting in some sort of a mud house and talking about our affairs. It was summer…Then I crawled out of this hut and took flight. I was flying above tall pine trees. Then I came down and said, ‘See how unique I am! I can do what no one else can – fly!’ And what do you know, they came this morning and said, ‘get your things together, your flying off on a new transfer.’ I read this and I thought: maybe this really is prophetic, not only in the sense of ‘flying off’ on a transfer, but also in the sense that Ales will ‘take flight’ from his hut this summer. I would like to believe this,” wrote Tatiana Revyako, sharing quotations from the letter she received.