Stanislav Aseyev’s book about a Russian concentration camp in Donetsk will be published in Ethiopia


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“The Torture Camp on Paradise Street” by Stanislav Aseyev will be published in the Amharic language in Ethiopia. The writer announced this on his social platform X.

The book has already been translated into 11 other languages. Amharic (አማርኛ), one of the Semitic languages, is the official language of Ethiopia. “The Torture Camp on Paradise Street” is about the two years Aseyev spent as a prisoner in the secret prison “Izolyatsia” [“isolation”] in Donetsk, which was turned into a concentration camp by the Donetsk People’s Republic terrorist organization in 2022. The book was first published in 2020 by the Old Lion Publishing House in Ukrainian and Russian.



According to Aseyev’s Facebook post, 3,000 copies of the English translation of “The Torture Camp on Paradise Street” were made available for distribution among the diplomats. The book was also translated into Polish and Latvian.


Main photo: The Old Lion Publishing House

Translation: Kateryna Liushyn

Editing: Tanya Mykhaylychenko