|Other names||Aliaksandr Bialiatski[source?]|
|Education||Gomel State University (BA)|
|Employer||Viasna Human Rights Centre|
Ales Viktaravich Bialiatski[a] (Belarusian: Алесь Віктаравіч Бяляцкі, romanized: Alieś Viktaravič Bialiacki; born 25 September 1962) is a Belarusian pro-democracy activist and prisoner of conscience. He is known for his work with the Viasna Human Rights Centre. He is a well known activist for Belarusian independence and democracy since the early 1980s.
Bialiatski has been in prison twice. The first time was from 2011 to 2014. His second time has been since 2021 because of charges of tax evasion, but many see his arrest as politically motivated.
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- Alternatively transliterated as Ales Bialacki, Ales Byalyatski, Alies Bialiacki, and Alex Belyatsky
References[change | change source]
- Picheta, Rob (2022-10-07). "Human rights advocates from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus share Nobel Peace Prize". CNN. Retrieved 2022-10-08.
- Kruope, A. (7 October 2021). "Belarus Authorities 'Purge' Human Rights Defenders". HRW. Archived from the original on 7 April 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
- "Ales Bialiatski: Who is the Nobel Peace Prize winner?". BBC. 2022-10-07. Retrieved 2022-10-08.