Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian Rights Defenders Awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian human rights champions.
Russia's Memorial group, Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties and jailed Belarusian rights activist Ales Bialiatski share this year’s prestigious award.
“They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human rights abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy,” the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, told reporters.
The committee stressed that its choice of prize recipients was not directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin, who launched an invasion of Ukraine in February and has overseen a sweeping crackdown on dissent in the months since.
Memorial, which was founded in 1987, is one of Russia’s oldest civil rights groups and was initially led by Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, also a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. T
he group chronicled Stalin-era purges and exposed human rights abuses in present-day Russia. Last December, Russia’s Supreme Court ordered the shuttering of the group for repeatedly violating the country’s "foreign agents" law.
L'attivista bielorusso per i diritti umani Ales Bialiatsky - Premio Nobel per la pace.
Ha combattuto per molti anni il regime di Lukashenko - e in questo momento è in prigione per questo.
articoli The Moscow Times e Meduza twitter: menoopiu
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Date Created: 07/10/2022 16:45:27