Ales Bialiatski has been given an award « For Courage and the Struggle for Freedom »

 October 2, 2011 – At the closing ceremonies of the 5th International Human Rights Film Festival in Bishkek, Ales Bialiatski, the head of the Human Rights Center Viasna, and the Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) was given an award for Courage and the Struggle for Freedom.

The Festival’s organizers presented the award for the human rights defender, who is currently under politically motivated detention, to a member of the international jury from Belarus Palina Stsiapanenka

As a sign of the solidarity of human rights defenders, today, the theater Manas, showed the participants and viewers a documentary about this distinguished individual and his efforts – “Ales Bialiatski’ Candle of Truth”, directed by Palina Stsiapanenka.

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