In Ukraine, a special envelope dedicated to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate
was released .
At the same time, a stamp dedicated to Belarus was released in connection with the Nobel award of the Belarusian human rights defender, writes Radio Racyya.
, a public figure from Ternopil,
initiated the issue of the envelope and stamp .
He noted that they decided to make a stamp with Bialiatsky together with a stamp dedicated to Ukrainian laureates.
This happened due to the fact that the power in Belarus belongs to the forces opposing Ukraine.
"The UN does practically nothing to support Belarusians.
This is another argument in favor of reforming the UN.
Well, Belarusians have fewer resources.
Therefore, while preparing special envelopes for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize by the Center for Civil Liberties (chaired by Alexander Matviychuk), we decided to make the same envelope for the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.
Stamps with the Belarusian national coat of arms
The choice was not obvious, it became a "definite challenge", says the initiator of the issue of the stamp and the envelope.
"There are enough patriotic stamps in Ukraine, the famous "Russian ship" caused worldwide publicity.
There are no such brands in Belarus.
That's why we decided to issue a stamp project with Belarusian symbols.
After discussions, they decided to choose a stylized version of one of the first stamps of independent Belarus with the "Chase" coat of arms.
It is an official means of payment — and a kind of symbol of support and solidarity with the Belarusian people.
Both the envelopes and the stamps have been made, after the cancellation we will send them to our Belarusian friends."
In the trial of 2023, Ales Bialiatsky, as well as his associates in human rights activities
, are on trial.
The human rights community identified all three defendants as political prisoners.
The court rejected the petitions of the human rights defenders to conduct an open trial, to remove their handcuffs in the court cell and to conduct the trial in the Belarusian language.
Who is Ales Bialiatski
Belarusian human rights defender, public figure, literary critic.
The founder and head of the human rights center "Viasna", a political prisoner.
He was born on September 25, 1962 in the urban settlement of Vartsil in the Karelian ASSR, where his Belarusian parents worked at the time.
In 1965, the family returned to Belarus, to Svetlagorsk.
In 1984, Ales graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology of the Gomel University, worked as a teacher in the Lelchytsky district.
He served in the Soviet army in the Sverdlovsk region of the Russian Federation as a mechanic-driver of an armored tractor.
In 1986–1989, he was the founder of the Association of Young Writers "Tuteyshiya".
In 1989, he graduated from the Institute of Literature of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
From 1989 to 1998, he worked as the director of the Maxim Bogdanovich Literary Museum.
In 1991–1996, he was a deputy of the Minsk City Council of Deputies.
In 1996, he founded the human rights organization "Viasna"
On August 4, 2011, he was detained - he was accused of "tax evasion".
On November 23, he was sentenced to 4.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony with confiscation of property.
In 2012, the Radio Svaboda Library published Valer Kalinowski's book "The Bialiatski Affair".
On June 21, 2014, he was released early from the Bobrui colony.
During his 25 years of activity, he was awarded numerous prizes and awards: the Swedish Per Anger Prize, the Andrei Sakharov Freedom Prize, the Homo Homini Prize, presented by Vaclav Havel, the Norwegian Writers' Union Prize "For Freedom of Speech", the US State Department Prize, the Lech Walesa Prize , the Petra Kelly Award, the Vaclav Havel Award from PARE, the "For Human Rights and the Rule of Law" award, and others.
He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times.
Ales is the author of the books "Jogs along the shore of Lake Geneva", "Enlightened by Belarus", "Cold wing of the homeland", "Mercury silver of life", "Fight with yourself", "Prison notebooks" (Minsk, 2018, "Spring").
On July 14, 2021, he was detained on a criminal charge, his home and the Viasna office were searched.
Now he is in pre-trial detention center No. 1 - on "Voladarka" - together with his colleagues: human rights defenders Valyantsin Stefanovych and Vladimir Labkovich.
In total, he was prosecuted more than 20 times for his active social and human rights activities.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
On October 7, 2022, Ales Bialiatsky was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.