Another civil activist is expelled from educational establishment

2009 2009-01-14T17:57:10+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Aliaksei Zmushko, coordinator of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy in Rechytsa, has been expelled from Agricultural Academy of Horki.

The Charter’97 press center has learnt it from the youth activist.

‘I was a six-year student of the correspondent department. I received a writ dated 23 December to come for an exam session. But when I came, I learn that I was expelled from the academy allegedly for ‘academic failure’. A decree on expulsion dated 24 December, it is signed by the provost of correspondent education P.Saskevich,’ Aliaksei Zmushko said.

The youth activist thinks he has been expelled for his political activity, as it appeared from his unofficial conversation with academy’s employees.

‘I was said if I was organizing Belaya Rus (pro-governmental party), it wouldn’t have had any problems. They said that I was a member of a wrong party,’ the BCD coordinator said. Aliaksei Sushko thinks that the real ground of expulsion was his public and political activity.

‘I have recently applied in my name for removal of the monument to Lenin in Rechytsa. So, the academy staff could know about my active citizenship and political views,’ the youth activist supposes.

Recently Andrei Illyin, activist of Homel branch of Young Front, had to leave school under pressure of the school administration. Ivan Shyla, deputy head of Salihorsk branch of Young Front, was expelled from secondary school #4 last year. Yesterday, the youth leader was guarded to the military enlistment office found able-bodied for military service.

The activists of Young Front Anastasiya Loika and Tatsiana Shaputska, students of the Belarusian State University, could be expelled too, but were just reprimanded.

18-year old opposition activist Stanislau Senakosau was expelled from professional lyceum #2 of Mahiliou in November.