Member of BPF Youth Pavel Chuduk expelled from theological faculty of Belarusian State University

2009 2009-07-14T18:21:18+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The activist of the BPF Youth Pavel Chuduk has been expelled from the second year of the theological faculty of the Belarusian State University. He encountered problems after a trip to Sweden, where he monitored the elections to the European Parliament.

Pavel returned to Minsk on 9 July and was immediately summonsed to the dean’s office. There he was shown photos from this year’s Chernobyl Way (an action in the memory of Chernobyl tragedy that affected Belarus in 1986). At these photos he could be seen taking part in the action. Then he was told that it is impossible to combine studies at the faculty, chaired by the metropolitan of the Orthodox Church Filaret, with his civil and political activism. Later the lecturers on religious studies and German did not agree to give him credits, after which the student was expelled from the university.

Earlier Pavel had no problems with his studies and was quite a successful student. Now he is looking for a place where he could continue his education. ‘I don’t rule out that I will file documents to the European Humanities University in Vilnius’, said the activist.