Nobel Peace Prize For 2022 Awarded To One Individual, 2 Organisations
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo decided Friday to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2022 to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties.
Making the announcement in Oslo, Norwegian Nobel Committee Chair Berit Reiss-Andersen said Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. 'They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens,' she said.
Bialiatski was one of the initiators of the democracy movement that emerged in Belarus in the mid-1980s. He has devoted his life to promoting democracy and peaceful development in his home country, she said.
The human rights organisation Memorial was established in 1987 by human rights activists in the former Soviet Union who wanted 'to ensure that the victims of the communist regimeآ's oppression would never be forgotten.'
Memorial is based on the notion that confronting past crimes is essential in preventing new ones.
The Center for Civil Liberties was founded in Kyiv in 2007 for the purpose of advancing human rights and democracy in Ukraine.
The center has taken a stand to strengthen Ukrainian civil society and pressure the authorities to make Ukraine a full-fledged democracy, she said. (end)
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