The charges against Bialiatski, Belarus’ top human rights advocate, and his colleagues were connected to Viasna’s provision of money to political prisoners and helping pay their legal fees.
The honour has gone to detained activist Ales Bialiatski of Belarus, Russia's Memorial group and Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties at a time when all three countries are parties to a raging conflict.
Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless have been honoured for discovering reactions that let molecules snap together to create desired compounds and that offer insight into cell biology.
Scientists Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger win the prestigious prize for experiments in quantum mechanics that laid the groundwork for rapidly-developing new applications in computing and cryptography.
The awards were given for "experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science", the award-giving body has said.
Paabo has spearheaded the development of new techniques that allowed researchers to compare the genome of modern humans and that of other hominins — the Neanderthals and Denisovans.
Templeton Prize-winning physicist pushes boundaries for his work combing scientific insights and the great questions of meaning and purpose pondered by generations of religious thinkers.
He is the second writer of colour from sub-Saharan Africa to win the biggest literary award.
The scientists won for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease.
Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed joins a long list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients who have been accused of war crimes, abuse and genocide.
Activists across the Arab world continue to fight for human and civil rights despite violence and intimidation.
The amount of the deal is not known, but it is likely to have added millions of dollars to the worth of the folk and rock legend who once wrote “money doesn’t talk, it swears.” The Financial Times said the deal amount could be nine figures.
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