“Life After Prison”: a new book by Aliaksandr Tamkovich presented in Minsk (photo)
The new book by journalist Aliaksandr Tamkovich “Life After Prison” was presented yesterday in Minsk. The edition is a compilation of 27 articles, telling the stories of the participants of the tragic events of December 19, 2010, who served short prison terms for participating in the so-called “riots”.
The relevance of the issue of Square-2010 was proven by the number of people who gathered in the central office of the Belarusian Popular Front.
Tatsiana Reviaka, member of the Board of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, found an accurate synonym for Tamkovich’s new book, calling it an “unturned calendar page”. That day is endless for those who are still imprisoned, and for those who are in exile, and for those who are under restrictions ordered by a court.
As noted by Uladzimir Niakliayeu, the book respects the principle of the family album, from which you can learn more about a person than from any other stories.
The speech of Aliaksandr Fiaduta, also a hero in Tamkovich’s book, was quite emotional: “Those who are called generals and colonels of the Square, these are the people who could have fame, or money, or emigration... We all when going to the Square knew why we were going there and why we would find ourselves in prison. And those young men who were beaten and imprisoned went there for our freedom and yours – they are the real heroes! Thank you for letting us be close on the pages of a book to those who went to the Square for freedom and only for it.”