Unfortunately, human rights defender Ales Bialiatski will not be able to receive the award in person, as he has been behind bars for more than 15 months.

He was detained on July 14, 2021 as part of a criminal case and is still in SIZA-1.

Bialiatski and his colleagues are accused of "smuggling by an organized group" in 2016-2020 and "financing of active group actions that grossly violated public order" during mass protests after the 2020 presidential elections.

The human rights defender faces from 7 to 12 years of imprisonment.

Ales Bialiatski is the third person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize while in prison.

Instead of him, his wife Natalia Pinchuk will attend the award ceremony in Oslo.

In order to support Ales Bialiatski and express his gratitude for his many years of struggle, the human rights center "Viasna" invites everyone to join the joint viewing of the online broadcast of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in different cities on December 10:

  • Berlin, Germany

    : iac Berlin Community Space (Linienstraße 65a), registration form;

  • Vilnius, Lithuania

    : Belarusian House in Vilnius (Vilniaus g. 20) at 1 p.m.;

  • Gdańsk, Poland

    : Europejskim Centrum Solidarności, sala 3.19;

  • Prague, Czech Republic

    : Belarusian Clubhouse of the community "Pagonia" (5. května 1043/32, Praha 4 Nusle) from 12:00 to 14:30, meeting on Facebook;

  • Tallinn, Estonia

    : Workland Vabaduse (Pärnu mnt 12), 13:00 to enter the building directly on site, write @FidelBY or call 5838 6775 (Sargei);

  • Tbilisi, Georgia

    : "Dot" space within the Human Rights Week, registration form;

  • London, Great Britain

    : Association of Belarusians in Great Britain, 52 Penn (52 Penn Rd London N7 9RE), from 12:00 to 13:30.

Local time is indicated on all locations.

It will also be possible to sign postcards for Ales Bialiatski and other police prisoners.