According to Belta news agency, the court in Minsk has decided in the case against the directors of the non-Belarusian human rights organization “Vesna”.
In the case where Bialiatski and other administrators were charged with “smuggling” and “preparation, organization and participation in acts that severely disrupt public order”, the court sentenced the defendants to 7 to 10 years in prison.
Accordingly, the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize winner Bialiatski was sentenced to 10 years, Valentin Stefanovic to 9 years, Vladimir Labkovic to 7 years, and Dmitriy Solovyev, who was not present at the trial, to 8 years.
The decision can be appealed within 10 days of publication.
The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to human rights defender Ales Bialiatski from Belarus and human rights organizations Memorial and Center for Civil Liberties from Russia and Ukraine.