Andrej Dynko

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3 April 2006

Sacrificial therapy

“Being imprisoned feels like being pregnant: it’s worrying at the beginning and at the end.” Prominent opposition journalist and editor Andrej Dynko was one of the many arrested in connection with the protests following the Belarusian presidential elections in March 2006. Charged with “hooliganism”, Dynko wrote a diary during his ten-day incarceration which was smuggled out of prison and published in the opposition weekly Nasha Niva. In May this year, the essay won its author the prestigious Lorenzo Natali European Commission Prize for journalists writing on human rights issues.