On the Way to Magadan: Ihar Alinevich awarded

On December, 10, the International Human Rights Day, the Belarusian PEN Centre and Radio Liberty announced the winners of Frantsishak Aliakhnovich award for the best work written in prison. Ironically, as the award is often called ‘prisonous’ its founders would like it to become a thing of the past as soon as possible.

The jury state that in the course of selection procedure they were guided by artistic values of the books rather than the description of prison’s grave realities. Continue reading On the Way to Magadan: Ihar Alinevich awarded

Belarusian prisoners’ news. November 2013

Wall_and_treesIhar Alinevich works  as a handyman but doens’t receive his salary, says his father. Ihar has to pay off the damage to the property inflicted by the direct actions, he doesn’t admit his guilt and it most probably the earned money are taken away from him. Ihar is able to buy products in prison shop using only 20 euros. Usually he buys vegetables, fruits (if available), condensed milk, some canned food and hygiene products.