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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Human Rights Advocates From Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded , to Human Rights Advocates , From Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Nobel Peace Prize Awarded , to Human Rights Advocates , From Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. CNN reports that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2022 was awarded to human rights groups from Russia and Ukraine, along with jailed Belarusian advocate Ales Bialiatski. . CNN reports that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2022 was awarded to human rights groups from Russia and Ukraine, along with jailed Belarusian advocate Ales Bialiatski. . The new laureates, which included Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties, were honored for their , "outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power.” . The new laureates, which included Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties, were honored for their , "outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power.” . The new laureates, which included Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties, were honored for their , "outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power.” . They have for many years promoted the right to criticize power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens, Nobel Committee statement, via CNN. CNN reports that the ongoing invasion of Ukraine weighed heavily on choosing the winners of this year's award. The committee said that the Center for Civil Liberties, a Ukrainian group, has, “engaged in efforts to identify and document Russian war crimes against the Ukrainian civilian population.”. The committee said that the Center for Civil Liberties, a Ukrainian group, has, “engaged in efforts to identify and document Russian war crimes against the Ukrainian civilian population.”. In collaboration with international partners, the center is playing a pioneering role with a view to holding the guilty parties accountable for their crimes, Nobel Committee statement, via CNN. In collaboration with international partners, the center is playing a pioneering role with a view to holding the guilty parties accountable for their crimes, Nobel Committee statement, via CNN. Memorial was founded in 1987 and has become one of Russia's major human rights watchdogs. Earlier this year, the group was shut down by Russian courts, further reducing Russia's civil rights landscape. CNN reports that Bialiatski has been documenting human rights abuses in Belarus since the 1980s. . He was arrested in 2020 amid protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a close ally of Russia. He was arrested in 2020 amid protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a close ally of Russia. On December 10, the Nobel Prizes will officially be awarded at a ceremony marking the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death. On December 10, the Nobel Prizes will officially be awarded at a ceremony marking the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death
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