Will Ivan Shyla be restored in school?

2008 2008-10-22T13:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On October 31st Salihorsk rayon court will consider the case about exclusion of Young Front member Ivan Shyla from school. 

During several months the court procrastinated the case, not willing to take it for consideration and referring the plaintiff, the teenager’s father, to the education department. The higher court recommended the plaintiff to address the Ministry of Education, which again sent him to the education department. Naturally, the education department which directly participated in exclusion of the Young Front member from school, did not satisfy the complaint.  

On October 2nd Uladzimer Shyla appealed to the Court of Salihorsk rayon. This time the court agreed to consider the case and appointed the hearing for October 31st. 

Let us remind you, deputy chairman of Young Front Ivan Shyla was excluded “for civic activity” one day before the last exam. Earlier the teachers’ council allowed the youth activist to take exams. However, on the demand from Minsk the teachers’ council gathered for the second time and voted for exclusion of the activist. School principal Volha Siankova protested against the exclusion and quit the job, while her deputy for moral upbringing Alena Semchankova was fired for “poor work”.