Havel gives experienced advice to Belarusian dissidents

  • 2006-03-08
  • Interview by RFE/RL
Czechoslovakia's leading communist-era dissident and the country's first president of post-communism, Vaclav Havel, on March 1 presented a human rights award in Prague to the Belarusian rights activist Alyaksandr Byalyatski, head of the Vyasna human rights center until it was closed down by the Belarusian authorities. Havel's symbolic support for the award 's the Homo Homini prize presented at the annual One World festival of documentary films focused on human rights 's is the latest example of Havel's longstanding backing for Belarus' democratic opposition and came at the end of a week mar...
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