Viasna honored the Clooney Foundation's Albie Awards Video
Viasna Human Rights Center honored the Albie Awards freshly established by the Clooney Foundation in the “Justice for Democracy Advocates” category.
“Human rights group has been the voice of resistance in Belarus for nearly 30 years as it has led a brave campaign for freedom and democracy against president Lukashenka's regime. In the run up to and following the fraudulent 2020 presidential elections, the group has paid a high price for the work; seven Viasna members have been detained on trumped up charges and both of the organization's leaders are in jail,” the organizers said.
The award was also given to:
Justice Albie Sachs - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE
Maria Ressa - JUSTICE FOR JOURNALISTS
iAct - JUSTICE FOR SURVIVORS
Dr. Josephine Kulea - JUSTICE FOR WOMEN
The Albie Awards is named in honor of Justice Albie Sachs, who is revered for his heroic commitment to ending apartheid. It is aimed to shine a spotlight on courageous people fighting for justice despite great personal risk.
The Clooney Foundation for Justice was established in late 2016 by George and Amal Clooney to advance justice in courtrooms, classrooms and communities around the world.