The Colours of the Parallel World
Mikola Dziadok is an activist of Belarusian anarchist movement. He was detained on September 3, 2010 and arrested on suspicion of the attack on the Russian Embassy in Minsk with Molotov Cocktails. During the investigation the charges were changed to the organisation of an illegal protest and symbolic direct actions against the state buildings, including the destruction of property. He did not admit his guilt.
In November 2011 international human right organisations recognised Mikola a political prisoner. During his 5-year imprisonment he was transfered to several correctional facilities. He was released on August 22, 2015 by a Presidential decree of pardon. At the moment Mikola is astudent of European Humanities University (Vilnius), studying World politics and Economy, and a journalist of Belarusian social-political newspaper Novy Chas.
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“Colors of a Parallel World” is a collection of stories by the former Belarusian political prisoner Nikolai Dedka. The author was arrested in 2010 on charges of direct action in Minsk and spent five years in prison. The collection contains 16 stories and essays, written in captivity and after release, and narrating about the “multicolored” situations of prison reality — comic and terrifying, optimistic and gloomy.
Being a convinced anarchist, the author accompanies his observations with reflections on the political component of what he saw and an analysis of control mechanisms in the punitive system and society as a whole.