Aleh Hulak was a Belarusian human rights defender, Head of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee. As a public defender he took part in dozens of trials and public actions to protect the rights of people who became victims of human rights violations in Belarus. Our project has more than once invited him as an expert for human rights materials.
Aleh Hulak was born on 1 September 1967 in the village of Zhilichi, Mogilev region, into a family of teachers. In 1984, he graduated with a gold medal and entered the Law Faculty of Belarusian State University, majoring in Law.
In 1996, he joined the Belarusian Helsinki Committee. He participated in the establishment of the Pinsk offise of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and became Head of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee in 2008.
A memorial service for the human rights activist was held in Vilnius on December 20 at St. John's Church.