Nobel Peace Prize winners for 2022 – Nobel Peace Prize for 2022 is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties.
- They promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens for many years.
- They made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human rights abuses and the abuse of power.
Human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski
- According to the nobelprize.org website, “Ales Bialiatski was one of the initiators of the democracy movement that emerged in Belarus in the mid-1980s.”
- Before 1991, when the former Soviet Union fell and independent countries emerged, many countries in Central Asia and Europe saw pro-independence movements.
- Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been in power since 1994 – when the post first came into being.
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