Political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich: "Whatever hard and hopeless it can be, but our time is coming, and their time is going"
Dashkevich hopes to get released next month, after the end of the
additional one-year prison term for "malignant insubordination
to the administration of the penitentiary". He wrote about it in
a letter to the Bialynichy journalist Barys Vyrvich, received by him
on 9 July.
In this letter Zmitser Dashkevich humorously remarks: "I am alright, still in prison. Sometimes I read the independent press and "Sovetskaya Belorussiya" – everyday. I am able to utter a whole set of cliches about the "rotting capitalism" at any time of day and night. If everything is quiet, next month I may get out of this captivity. We'll see by the situation, as my hopes have already let me down once ;)
In his letter the youth leader also expresses a skeptic attitude to the alleged "liberalization" which may take place in the country and says that "whatever hard and hopeless it may be, our time is coming and their time is going".
As usual, he finished his letter with a quotation from the Bible: "For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and thou shalt seek his place, and shalt not find it."