Nobel Winner Sentenced To 10 Years In Maximum-Security Prison

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski will spend the next 10 years in a maximum-security prison, according to an announcement from Russia state news outlet TASS cited by CNN.
  • A Minsk, Belarus, court sentenced the acclaimed activist to 10 years Friday after finding him guilty of smuggling charges, according to CNN.
  • Bialiatski and three other human rights activists faced charges of financing 2020 Belarusian presidential election fraud protests and smuggling cash from the European Union, according to Politico. The other activists were reportedly sentenced to prison terms ranging from seven to nine years.