Aliaksandr Frantskievich has been released free

“They woke me up at 5 a.m. instead of usual 6 a.m.. They took care of all documents in half an hour and at 5:30 a.m. they released me outside the prison gate. They did it so early that I didn’t manage to say goodbye to my friends from the colony”, said Aliaksandr Frantskievich.

The political prisoner said, that he was under constant pressure in prison, but the pressure was put on normal prisoners as well:

“If you are strong you may withstand it regardless of the reason of imprisonment”.

Last five months Aliaksandr Frantskievich spent in seclusion cell. He knows about the situation in the country form letters. Current events from Belarus he called “political terror”.

“My views hasn’t changed, unless we find their strengthening as a change”, claimed the political prisoner.

Before he was put in a seclusion cell, the prisoner saw Eduard Lobau few times, who told him that he started a welding course.

The prisoner admitted that food in the penal colony is awful.

“You can only survive thanks to things sent by your family. There was only carrot from the vegetables here in the colony”.

Aliaksandr’s plan include coming back to a company, where he had been working before the arrest. Aliaksandr is a computer programmer.

“I haven’t touched a computer for three years. Having seen how other prisoners use it I was itching to use it”.

Currently Aliaksandr plans to go to Novopolack where he has preventive supervision, however, he will try to move to Minsk to find a job in an IT company.

Aliaksandr Frantskievich thanked everybody for support and letters, that he was constantly receiving. When going out he was carrying a huge bag of letters.

Three years ago, in September 2010, he was arrested in connection with the so called anarchist case. On 24th May, 2011, Zavodskoi Rayon Court sentenced Aliaksandr Frantskievich for three years of imprisonment.

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