Ales Bialiatski wins Norwegian ‘Freedom of Expression’ award

March 25, 2012

The imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski has been awarded the Freedom of Expression award by the Norwegian Authors´ Union (“Den norske Forfatterforening”).

The award is to promote the activities of human rights defenders, journalists and writers who fight for freedom of expression in unfree countries. According to the Norwegian Authors´ Union, the award is recognition of Ales Bialiatski’s work and the high objectives pursued by Viasna activists.

“It will be a great surprise for my husband, when I will write about to him upon my return,” said Ales Bialiatski’s wife Natallia Pinchuk at the award ceremony in Oslo on March 25.

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