Education Ministry Ignores Franak Viachorka’s Case

2008 2008-03-11T19:37:37+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Franak Viachorka, member of the BPF Youth (Belarusian Popular Front), received an answer from the Ministry of Education to his claim against expulsion from faculty of journalism of the Belarusian State University (BSU). In particular, the letter says the claim of the expelled student had been sent to the BSU rector’s office.

Meanwhile, the Law on Appeals of Citizens of the Republic of Belarus says about inadmissibility of sending claims to the establishments and organizations whose activity is disputed. So the actions of the officials can hardly be explained with legal nihilism, so Franak Viachorka’s case is most likely to be politically motivated.

Bear in mind that on 15 February the dean of the BSU faculty of journalism Siarhei Dubovik said to Franak he was expelled for academic failure. The rector’s order was signed up by a pro-rector. Franak Viachorka was detained on 16 January and arrested for 15 days for allegedly using of foul language.