Homel: youth activist Mikita Bahrou expelled from university
28 March the third-year student, activist of youth democratic movement Mikita Bahrou was expelled from the state technical university of Homel.
According to the BelaPAN information, Bahrou was familiarized with the order for his expulsion 1 April. The official reason is ‘poor academic progress’.
‘I haven’t passed one of my exams and had a talk about it with the dean and the rector several days before the expulsion. The rector allowed me to retake the exam till 5 April, but on 1 April I was familiarized with the order for my expulsion. I cannot understand the reasons for such a hurry – the administration lets me retake the exam and then expels me without any warnings,’ Bahrou commented.
The activist thinks the expulsion is connected to his civil activities, including participation in different street actions. ‘The university students were several times warned about the ‘inadmissibility of participation in the meetings, pickets and processions of the opposition’. I took part in the Freedom Day action in Homel on 23 March, when our column was shot with a video camera by people in civvies. The action participants were called to the police, so the expulsion may well be a punishment for my participation as well,’ said Mikita Bahrou.