Political prisoner Ales Bialiatski doesn’t believe he may be released soon.

The head of the Viasna Human Rights Centre  wrote a letter to deputy head of the Belarusian School Society Tamara Matskevich, Radio Racyja reports.

“It’s most likely that I will have to remain in jail at least until autumn or maybe longer. It’s okay. I need to think about my personal development and about Belarus. All ask me about my health and back pain, but it’s not important whether I have pains or not, because I don’t exist if my Motherland doesn’t exist, as my friend Eduard Akulin writes. I need to keep my watch unceasingly through black night and through white day as our spiritual father Yanka Kupala wrote,” the political prisoner writes.

According to Tamara Matskevich, Ales Bialiatski is not a person who can be broken easily.

“He jokes and supports us even in hard situations. He is very strong,” the deputy head of the Belarusian School Society stressed.

The human rights defender wrote in the letter that he wants his latest book “Enlightened by Belarusianism” to be distributed free of charge among teachers.


Tamara Mackiewicz.

Ales Bialiatski’s letters


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