Aliena Andreieva Can Be Remanded from Belarusian State University for Public Activity
According to RFE/RL, in the evening of 1 June the student of the journalist department of Belarusian State University Aliena Andreieva was summoned for a talk by the department’s dean Siarhiei Dubovik. He talked with her about her initiative to collect signatures for rehabilitation of the journalist of Narodnaia Volia newspaper Volha Klaskouskaia who was remanded from the department for political reasons. The dean threatened to remand Andreieva.
The official reason for the remand of Klaskouskaia is that she didn’t manage to pass some exams in time. However, Klaskouskaia’s year-mates think she was remanded for political motives. They expressed it in their statements which they passed to the recently appointed dean Siarhiei Dubrovik.
The initiator of the establishment of the “committee on Klaskouskaia’s rehabilitation” Aliena Andreieva was summoned for a talk after the dean consulted with people in plain clothes for about 45 minutes. After this the dean accepted Aliena Andreieva together with two deputy deans.
-- They said that in my statement I lied and students are remanded for every kind of lie. I answered I didn’t doubt the possibility of such measures. I don’t know whether the dean threatened to me or just informed that I was remanded as well.
Aliena Andreieva is still sure that the measures applied to her friend Volha Klaskouskaia were much stricter than in usual cases: for instance, she was deprived of the possibility to try passing the exams once again. Volha Klaskouskaia’s year-mates think she was remanded for working in Narodnaia Volia. That’s why they still demand to rehabilitate her at the university and stop persecuting students for their public activity and work.