Young Front activist faces expulsion from school for participation in Freedom Day

2009 2009-03-20T20:33:18+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

One of these days Andrus Tychyna, Young Front activist from Salihorsk, was summoned to the city executive committee for a “preventive” talk with the deputy head of education department Ala Barodzich.

The official threatened to the eleven-form student with expulsion in a plain language. She stated that is case he would take part in the rally on Freedom Day on March 25 in Minsk, he could forget about General Certificate of Secondary Education, the website writes.

It is not the first case of threats against Andrus Tychyna from the top officials of the city. Recently similar conversations took place after his participation in the performance against illegal draft to the army of young activists Ivan Shyla, Zmitser Khvedaruk and Franak Vyachorka.

In looks like Andrus Tychyna may have the same future as Ivan Shyla, who had been illegally expelled from school before the final exam, and in half a year he was forcibly isolated to the army. The Belarusian society and international community haven’t invented appropriate and effective response to this kind of repressive measures.