Arrested 25 times since 1996, he is in a maximum security cell. Also awarded was the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties which documents war crimes. And the Russian NGO Memorial, whose offices were immediately seized by MoscowAles Bialiatski has just turned 60 Video
Ales Bialiatski, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, is still in prison, detained in a maximum security regime by the Minsk government, in Alexandr Lukashenko's Belarus from which several attacks by Moscow's soldiers in Ukraine are starting. In fact, the ongoing conflict is in the background of the prize. It is no coincidence that the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties , which documents war crimes. And the NGO Memorial , dissolved by Vladimir Putin in 2021, but whose offices were immediately seized after the award. - videoAles Bialiatski is the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. The speech Ales Bialiatski is the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. The speech
THE NOBEL PRISONER - But who is Ales Bialiatski? Born in Karelia, Russia on September 25, 1962, he spent his 60th birthday in a maximum security cell. Graduated in history and philology, in 1996 he founded the Viasna Human Rights Centre of Belarus , a human rights center ( spring96.org ). Since then he has been arrested 25 times, most recently in 2020, when a peaceful uprising broke out in Belarus that was about to topple Lukashenko. For him, his wife Natallia Pinchuk speaks: “I am overwhelmed with emotion. I express my deep gratitude to the Nobel Committee and the international community for recognizing the work of Ales, his colleagues and his organization ”.
THE SEIZURE - It is not even known if the news was communicated to him. Certainly in Moscow they did not take the Nobel to the NGO well Memorial , founded in 1987 at the time of the USSR and dissolved by the authorities at the end of 2021 with the accusation of acting as a 'foreign agent', after 30 years of complaints about people made to disappear into thin air by the Soviet regime. As soon as they learned of the honor, the Kremlin judges ordered the seizure of the offices anyway.