Belarus: Trial of Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski ‘politically motivated’

Mr. Bialiatski, a veteran rights campaigner and founder of Viasna (or “spring”) civil society group, was arrested in July 2021 on tax evasion charges, along with two other activists, and reportedly held in dreadful conditions in a prison in Minsk. Their trial began on Thursday. “We are gravely concerned by the trial of Nobel Peace

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