Polish language rights have been sold to Czarne
The heroes of Aleksei Fedyarov’s narrative non-fiction book MAN IN JAIL are convicted Russian prisoners with varying degrees of ability to survive physically and morally under conditions of total deprivation of liberty, constant humiliation, hunger, slave labor and separation from relatives. The book is not a protest manifesto, but a factual report.
During a three-year sentence in a prison camp – convicted of ‘particularly serious fraud’, a fate shared with many Russian entrepreneurs – Fedyarov began filing appeals on behalf of other prisoners. Today he is not only managing partner of a law firm but a human rights activist and head of the legal department of the Rus Sidyashchi Charity Fund, the only fund that helps Russian prisoners and their families.