Human rights defender Raisa Mikhailouskaya to receive With Visor Raised award
On February 22 the special jury will announce the winner of the Yury Zakharanka annual memorial award “With Visor Raised”. This year, for the first time ever the prize will be awarded to a female human rights defender Raisa Mikhailouskaya. The ceremony will be held during the evening of memory of former Interior Minister, missing politician Yury Zakharanka.
The Yury Zakharanka memorial award is organized by human rights defenders and the organizing committee of the movement of Afghanistan war veterans “Defenders of the Fatherland”. Over the years, the laureates were politician and general Valery Fralou, human rights activist Hary Pahaniayla, former presidential candidate Aliaksandr Kazulin, entrepreneur Mikalai Autukhovich, veteran of the Afghan war Aliaksandr Kamarouski, journalist Aliaksandr Tamkovich, former presidential candidate and poet Uladzimir Niakliayeu.
In 2011 the prize was awarded to political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich.
The event will be held in the office of the Belarusian Popular Front (3-39 Chernyshevsky St.) at 3.30 p.m. on Friday February 22.