"- What kept you going all this time?
- The thought that I am not alone, that there are people struggling for me and other political prisoners, that I have support of my family and friends, especially my wife and parents. In prison I received thousands of letters and postcards with most sincere words of support. It helped a lot, really. In my life, I’ve always met people who are ready to help. Prison is a very peculiar place where much depends on complete strangers. I was lucky to meet many decent people."
--Aliaksandar Atroschankau: This fascist regime uses slavery to its advantage, charter97.org, 9 15 2011