Nobel Peace Prize-winning Belarusian activist Ales Bialiatski has been sentenced to prison
Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Ales Bialiatski has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for financing anti-government protests and smuggling.
A decision has been made in the trial of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski, the founder of the Viasna human rights organization, which provides financial and legal assistance to political prisoners and their families in Belarus.
Bialiatski was sentenced to 10 years in prison for financing anti-government protests and smuggling.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the Belarusian opposition abroad, described the decision as "terrible", noting that Bialiatski and other activists sentenced in the same case were unfairly punished.
"We must do everything we can to fight this shameful injustice and save them," Tsikhanouskaya said on Twitter.