Ales Bialiatski: “I read the newspapers, but I don’t have enough time to read many books”

Olga Pimanova, a social activist from Bobruisk, received a letter on June 26, 2012 from Ales Bialiatski, political prisoner and chairman of the Human Rights Center Viasna.

He writes that he goes to work every day but Sunday. His job is to turn the gloves and sheets that they sew there inside out and pack them. “Naturally, I read the newspapers, but I don’t have enough time to read many books. Time passes quickly what with work and small daily chores,” paraphrases Olga Pimanova. “Ales also jokes that he has already gotten used to life here in Bobruisk, ‘although I can’t see much from behind the fence, the colony and the city share the same weather.’ It’s good to see that Ales can still make jokes under these difficult conditions because the weather in Bobruisk, as in the rest of the country, leaves much to be desired.”

According to Olga Pimanova, Bobruisk activists from the civil campaign Tell the Truth! continue to provide moral support to all Belarusian political prisoners by regularly sending them letters and postcards containing words of solidarity.

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