Three Belarusians Have Been Nominated Candidates for Nobel Prize 2007

2007 2007-10-10T20:27:41+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 12 October the Nobel Institute in Oslo will declare the holder of Nobel’s peace prize. This year there are 181 candidates, 135 of who are private individuals and 46 are organizations. Following its traditions, the Nobel committee tells nothing about the candidates and the organizations that nominated them.

Human Rights Center Viasna learned that the vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), well-known human rights activist Ales Bialiatski is one of the candidates for the peace prize.

Earlier it was announced that among the candidates there was one more Belarusian, the chair of the Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada, former chair of the Supreme Soviet Stanislau Shushkevich.

And a well-known Belarusian poet Ryhor Baradulin has been nominated a candidate for Nobel literary prize.