Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Belarusian Activist Ales Bialiatski, Russian, Ukrainian Groups

The Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to Belarusian political activist Ales Bialiatski and Russian and Ukrainian organizations for promoting the right to criticize power and defend human rights.

Mr. Bialiatski, who is currently in custody, is one of the key players who helped fuel the pro-democracy movement in Belarus in the 1980s, then founded a group called Viasna, or Spring, to protest against the new authoritarian power of the country’s president. He was detained from 2011 to 2014, and re-arrested in 2020 following widespread protests against the President’s government. Alexander Lukashenko. He is being held without trial.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nobel-peace-prize-awarded-to-belarusian-human-rights-activist-ales-bialiatski-with-russian-ukrainian-groups-11665133704 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Belarusian Activist Ales Bialiatski, Russian, Ukrainian Groups

Edmund DeMarche

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