Ales Bialiatski was one of the leaders of Belarus' pro-democracy movement, inspiring protests against what activists maintained were fraudulent presidential elections in 2020.
Nobel Peace Prize
The winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize are recognized, the Nobel Committee said, for years of protecting the fundamental rights of citizens in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Dr. Denis Mukwege has spent decades treating women who have been raped in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He's calling on the world to take action for women in Ukraine.
At 83, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected woman president, is "on the trail." She talks about malaria, her Nobel Peace Prize and the key for women in politics.
We asked global thinkers like Malala, doctors dealing with the pandemic, educators and more — if you were in charge of the world, what would you like to see happen this year.
The case is among many brought against the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate since the army seized power on Feb. 1.
Instead, most of the laureates are receiving their awards in their home countries because the pandemic has disrupted the ceremonies yet again.
The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia.