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Ales Bialiatski continues his literary work in jail


A book of memoirs and socio-political articles by the head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, political prisoner Ales Bialiatski, is being prepared to publication. The bulk of the book was written by him in jail.

According to the compiler of the book, Palina Stsepanenka, the new book will be a logical continuation of the published one, “Englightened by the Belarusian Issue”.

““Englightened by the Belarusian Issue” was exclusively literary book, whereas this one will include his memories of the socio-political activities. Recently he has started writing about Viktar Ivashkevich. He writes about the times when he was an activist of the anti-Communist youth underground movement, as well as about his human rights activities and the creation of “Viasna”...

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The Observatory on the confiscation of copies of a book written by Ales Bialiatski


September 23, 2013

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

Description of the situation:

The Observatory was informed of the confiscation of 40 copies of a book titled “Enlightened by Belarusianness” (“Asvechanyia Belaruschunai”), written by Mr. Ales Bialiatski, President of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Viasna” and FIDH Vice-President, who is serving 4,5 years’ imprisonment in relation to his human rights activities, after they were considered as potentially damaging the image of the country...

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Ales Bialiatski’s book is “dangerous for image of Belarus”, say State expert commission


Ales Bialiatski’s book “can harm the image of the Republic of Belarus”. This was a conclusion of the expert commission that received a collection of literary essays “Enlightened by Belarusianness” that was published during the author’s prison term.

40 copies of the book were seized from human rights activist Tatsiana Raviaka on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border on July 3, 2013, Human Rights Centre “Viasna” reports. Tatsiana Raviaka received by mail the conclusion of the expert commission of September 3, 2013, following two months of correspondence with customs bodies.

Ivan Niviarkevich, the head of the Oshmiany customs department, sent Tatsiana Raviaka a notification informing about the customs examination on July 5...

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