Stanislav Aseyev

Aseyev’s book about a modern-day russian concentration camp in Ukraine to be published in eighth language 


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Stanislav Aseyev’s The Torture Camp on Paradise Street, about his time as a prisoner in the russian Izolyatsia concentration camp in Donetsk, will be published in Latvia, Aseyev announced on Facebook

The book will be released in August 2022 by Pētergailis Publishing House.   


«This is the eighth language in which the book will be published, along with Ukrainian, Russian, English, French, German, Italian and Polish. I hope that the last two will also come out this year», — said the writer.  



The Torture Camp on Paradise Street is about Stanislav Aseyev’s two years as a prisoner at the secret prison organized by the DNR terrorist organization in the former Izolyatsia factory and art center in Donetsk. The book was first published in 2020 by The Old Lion Publishing House in Ukrainian and Russian.  


«The prison, which is actually a concentration camp where horrific torture is used, operates in modern Ukraine. There are no laws behind the prison fence, there is a completely different life: one lived in humiliation, fear and uncertainty, with wounds and burns on the body, with pain from broken bones and often from a broken will and consciousness. The main task here is to survive when you no longer want to live and almost nothing depends on you, to maintain common sense when you are close to madness, to remain human in inhuman conditions, where faith, forgiveness, hatred and even the gaze between torturer and victim acquire other meanings. Journalist Stanislav Aseyev wrote this book as a way to survive the hell of the concentration camp – frank, emotional, deep, in which there are more questions than answers, because people’s lives after release from captivity are forever divided into ‘before’ and ‘after», — reads the book abstract.


Stanislav Aseyev has suggested that a war crimes investigation fund be created. He also met with mobilized men from russian-occupied territories who were taken prisoner by the Ukrainian military. 


Read also: Stanislav Aseyev: Izolyatsia – a modern concentration camp financed by Russia


 Illustration: The Old Lion Publishing House