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Rights in Russia nominates Ales Bialiatski as member of its Advisory Council

posted Nov 26, 2011, 1:50 AM by Rights in Russia   [ updated Nov 26, 2011, 2:13 AM ]
In a mark of support and solidarity, Rights in Russia has nominated Ales Bialiatski, Belarusian human rights defender sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for alleged tax evasion on 24 November 2011, as a member of its International Advisory Committee. We join with human rights defenders around the world in condemning the politically motivated  conviction of Ales Bialiatski and calling for his immediate release.