Ales Bjaljazki

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Ales Bjaljazki ( Belarusian Алесь Бяляцкі , Russian Алесь Беляцкий , English Aliaksandr Bialiatski ; born September 25, 1962 in Wjartsilja , Soviet Union ) is a Belarusian human rights activist .

Bjaljazki in Warsaw (2011)


Byalyazki received his doctorate in literary studies from the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus .

In 1996, regardless of the danger and discrimination, he founded the human rights organization Wjasna (also Wesna ), which supports political prisoners and their families. For this he was honored with the Homo-Homini-Preis 2005 and 2007 with the Per-Anger-Preis .

Bjaljazki was arrested on August 4, 2011 and sentenced three and a half months later, on November 24, 2011, to four and a half years in a prison camp for tax evasion . The European Union and the USA criticized the process as "political staging". The human rights organization Amnesty International also called for Byalyatski to be released. Observers assessed the state of health of Ales Byalyatski, who is in custody, as worrying.

He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Slovak Prime Minister Radičová at the beginning of 2012 .

On June 21, 2014, Byalyazki was surprisingly released early from custody.

During the protests in Belarus in 2020 he became a member of the coordination council of the former presidential candidate Svyatlana Zichanouskaya .


Web links

Commons : Ales Bialiatski  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Recipients of the Homo Homini Award ( English ) Archived from the original on May 1, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Poland Apologizes For Information Leak On Belarusian Activist" , Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty , August 12, 2011.
  3. Regime puts human rights activists in a prison camp for four years ,, November 24, 2011.
  4. Dissident condemned: Warsaw supplied Minsk bank data to, November 25, 2011.
  5. "'I was surprised by an avalanche of letters'" , Amnesty International Germany, February 7, 2013.
  6. “Poland demands the release of Belarusian journalists” ,, June 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "Nobel Prize: Radičová proposes Bialacki" , Radio Slovakia International , February 8, 2012, accessed on February 9, 2012.
  8. "Human Beljazki at liberty" , NZZ , June 21, 2014.
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  10. The Prize of the Right Livelihood Foundation, apostrophized as the Alternative Nobel Prize, goes to Bjaljazki together with Wjasna among others . Message from ARD-Tagesschau and Carsten Schmiester on October 1st, 2020.
  11. ^ Carsten Schmiester: "Alternative Nobel Prize": Honor for four human rights activists. In: . October 1, 2020, accessed on October 5, 2020 (The Right Livelihood Foundation Prize, apostrophized as the Alternative Nobel Prize, goes to Ales Bjaljazki, among others).