Mikalai Autukhovich: “I found from newspapers about other political prisoners”

A political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich cannot correspond with other  political prisoners.

According to the Criminal Code prisoners are forbidden to sent letters to other prisoners. That is why they get information about other political prisoners from newspapers. Mikalai Autukhovich writes that he receives a lot of letters and books – he hardly manages to read it all, the human rights center Viasna reports.

“Everything is good with my health as far as it is possible. I am not a boy anymore and life tried me quite a bit”, – he points out in the letter.

The political prisoner writes that there is a library in the Grodno prison, but so far he did not use it: “They send me books by registered mail. I do not manage to read everything. I receive a lot of newspapers; it takes time to looks through them, to respond to the letters and there is barely time left after all. But I do read a lot, one unread book is left”.

Mikalai Autukhovich is thankful for the support and solidarity of the people many of whom he did not even know before the imprisonment. And now he is in constant correspondence with them. Though some letters are not delivered as they do not pass the censorship.



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