This was repeated again and again during the ceremony in Copenhagen on 14 November, at which the Danish edition Politiken awarded its Freedom Prize to Ales Bialiatski and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, headed by him. A poster with a graphic portrait of Ales Bialiatski hung on the wall to symbolize the symbolic presence of the prize-holder.
To mark this even, Politiken published an article under the title “We Need to Express Our Respect to Ales Bialiatski”, where it is.
As Valiantsin Stefanovich said, the prize consists of a metallic statuette of a man, on which the names of its holders are carved – Ales Bialiatski and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, and 100,000 Danish kronas (about 14,000 Euros). The human rights defender stated that “Viasna” would pass this money to victims of the Belarusian regime and the families of the repressed. A special charitable account would be opened in Belarus for this purpose.