Jailed Nobel laureate Bialiatski barred from sending speech

FILE - Ales Bialiatski, the head of Belarusian Viasna rights group, stands in a defendants' cage during a court session in Minsk, Belarus, on Nov. 2, 2011. Activist Ales Bialiatski, who shared the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize with human rights groups in Russia and Ukraine, is the fourth person in the 121-year history of the Nobel Prizes to receive the peace award while in prison or detention. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File) FILE - Ales Bialiatski, the head of Belarusian Viasna rights group, stands in a defendants' cage during a court session in Minsk, Belarus, on Nov. 2, 2011. Activist Ales Bialiatski, who shared the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize with human rights groups in Russia and Ukraine, is the fourth person in the 121-year history of the Nobel Prizes to receive the peace award while in prison or detention. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

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