Summary of Слушайте правозащитников — военным премию мира не вручают (English subtitles) / @Максим Кац

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The video discusses the work of human rights advocates in the face of war and violence, and highlights the importance of their work in documenting human rights violations and fighting for the rights of citizens.

  • 00:00:00 The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was given to the Ukrainian people and their President, Vladimir Zelensky, on October 19 in Strasbourg. The Ukrainian people are fighting not only for their home, sovereignty, independence, and territory integrity, but also for their liberty, democracy, and superiority of law on the battlefields "against harsh Putin's regime." The war has been going on for a while and we got used to deaths. But death's become numbers, and it's simply horrible but for many people it's true. War can dehumanize people, even those who are just watching it, let alone those who participate in it, live under fire or have to leave their homes. Therefore, it's so important to remember about humankind's achievements, human rights, and the value of human's life which just dissolve during the war.Recently, on October 7, the Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced and it was given during the war not to some military people but to peaceful human rights projects. For them human's life is more important than anything else- governmental interests and some shady geopolitics. The winners for defending rights of citizens and civil society were the Belarussian human rights advocate Ales Belyatsky, the Ukrainian “Center of Civil
  • 00:05:00 The Ukrainian human rights organization "Center for Civil Freedom" was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Russian human rights organization "Memorial" was also awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. The Center for Civil Freedom helps to check draft laws for the respect for human rights, controls the activity of law enforcement authorities, courts, and local government, and documents human rights violations. The Ukrainian human rights advocates want the courts to become more open and transparent, and they are sure it will help to decrease the number of unfair sentences. After Euromaidan, the Center for Civil Freedom launched an initiative "Euromaidan SOS" which helped the victims to get aid asap and documented human rights violations. After that, the crime evidence of the Yanukovich regime was given to the International Criminal Court. The Ukrainian human rights advocates tried to liberate all the civil activists arrested by Russia. They started with the demand to liberate Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian film director who was arrested by the Russian government in the Crimea in 2014 and was soon sentenced to 20 years for "the organization of a diversion group of the Right sector". They managed to get him back just in 2019 as an exchange between Russia and Ukraine. The members of the most active and powerful human rights organization helped the victims
  • 00:10:00 The video discusses the Nobel Prize Committee's decision not to award the Nobel Peace Prize to human rights advocates, citing the price of silence as a reason. The video likens the situation to that of the Russian and Belarusian human rights advocates who have been working for 30 years, and concludes that we should listen to them better than politicians and journalists.

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