Minsk: New Cases of Pressurization of Students

2006 2006-04-13T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Tatsiana Dziadok is a student of the Belarusian State Economic University (which is known for the scandalous for the scandalous expulsion of the student Tatsiana Khoma). On 24 March she was detained during the dispersal of the tent camp in Kastrychnitskaia Square of Minsk and sentenced to 10 days of jail. After she was released from jail, she faced moral pressurization at the place of study. The dean of the Supreme School of Tourism Mikalai Kabushkin demanded from her to publicly ‘repent’ before students and the dean’s office and also said her parents had to ‘repent’ after her. He stated that otherwise she would have problems with her studies.

Mr Kabushkin said that on 19 April at the assembly of her group Ms Dziadok would have to publicly ‘repent’ and the group would take responsibility for her ‘re-education’. After this her parents would have to repent at the dean’s office and before the university’s rector Uladzimir Shymau. Today Mr Shymau (who on 24 November 2005 signed the order for the expulsion of Tatsiana Khoma) has departed to Italy.