Nicolai Khalezin

Nicolai Khalezin is the co-founding Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre (BFT). Prior to the founding of BFT, he was Editor-in-Chief of the leading social-political weekly newspapers in Belarus - Name, News and Our Freedom - all of which were shut down by the regime. He served time in prison in Belarus for his involvement in political campaigns and was recognised as a Prisoner of Consciousness by Amnesty International. He and his wife are living in exile in London since 2011.

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