Ales Bialiatski to write memoirs about Viktar Ivashkevich
Pinchuk, the wife of the political prisoner, head of the Human Rights
Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski , had a telephone talk with
her husband. Bialiatski is currently serving 4.5 years of
imprisonment in Babruisk penitentiary No. 2. According to Natallia
Pinchuk, her husband found about the death of his close friend and
colleague Viktar Ivashkevich from the newspapers.
“The first thing Ales said in our telephone conversation was that he learned about the death of Viktar Ivashkevich. The news was stunning. It is still difficult for Ales to comprehend what has happened, so tragic the news was for him.
Ales Bialiatski said he wanted to collect his thoughts and write memories about Ivashkevich, whom he had known since the 1980-ies, when the Belarusian national revival movement began .
Natallia Pinchuk also said that Ales Bialiatski learned from the newspapers that he was awarded the prize of Vaclav Havel, but they almost didn't speak about it, this news fainded into the background of Ivashkevich's death.