Ales Bialiatski to write memoirs about Viktar Ivashkevich

2013 2013-10-07T22:55:02+0300 2013-10-07T22:55:02+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Viktar Ivashkevich and Ales Bialiatski. Photo by

Viktar Ivashkevich and Ales Bialiatski. Photo by

Natallia 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.