Belarusian State University collects lists of students that identify themselves as Lithuanians or Poles

2005 2005-09-23T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The first source to provide this information was BDG. Delovaia gazeta": HR Department of BSU sent to the dean's offices letters requesting information about Lithuanians and Poles. The oral explanation provided by the HR is they need it for statistical purposes.
As is known, since 1994, when the first Belarusian national passport appeared, the passports have not had any national origin section. In an interview to "BDG. Delovaia gazets" the head of the HR Department of BSU Aleh Klimkovich commented: every year they collect information about foreigners among the students and lecturers – the HR department allegedly needs to know the university makeup. And this information is for in-house use only and will not be disclosed".
What should be noted is that this letter was produced at the time of deteriorated relations between Belarus and Lithuania and Poland.