Today, on December 10, 2022, Olga Karach, Belarusian human rights defender and leader of the International Centre for Civil Initiatives OUR HOUSE, will be awarded the Human Rights Award of the City of Weimar (Germany) at an official ceremony.
Another person to receive the award, will be Irina Shcherbakova, Russian human rights defender and a founder of Memorial, one of the oldest civil rights groups in Russia. Irina Shcherbakova has also been was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with the Belarusian human rights defender, Ales Bialiatski, and Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties.
To remind, this is not the first human rights award received by Olga Karach.
In 2007, the Belarusian group of Amnesty International declared Olga Karach the Human Rights Defender of the Year for her achievements in human rights defending activity.
In 2010, Olga Karach was awarded the Radebeul Courage Prize in Germany.
In 2019, Olga Karach received an International Bremen Peace Award.
We congratulate Olga Karach with a well-deserved award and wish her to never give up and continue her fight for peace and human rights!