Oslo: The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize has been announced. The award was given to Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski and human rights organizations in Russia and Ukraine. The Nobel prize is about 8 crore rupees.
The organizations that received the award are the Russian Human Rights Organization Memorial and the Ukrainian Human Rights Organization Center for Civil Liberties. Bialiatski , who received the award, is a human rights activist and lawyer from the European country of Belarus. He has been jailed many times for democratic protests and has been a victim of torture by the government. Bialiatski , who is 60 years old, is still leading various struggles in Belarus.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2022 #NobelPeacePrize to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/9YBdkJpDLU
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 7, 2022
The award-winning Russian Human Rights Organization Memorial is a human rights organization that has challenged the administration and made human rights arguments in response to Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine. The Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that the award was given to organizations and individuals in recognition of their contributions to human rights and democracy in this context of war and conflict.