Homel: member of electoral team of Uladzimir Niakliayeu attacked by university provost

2010 2010-12-09T20:28:58+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to representatives of the university, the activist campaigned for Niakliayeu ‘improperly’.

An agitator from Homel Yauhen Yakavenka was handing out campaign materials of Uladzimir Niakliayeu at the crossing of Karpovich and Chyrvonaarmeiskaya Streets, not far from Belarusian State University of Transport.

’Two provosts, Kanstantsin Bachkou and Halina Chaenkova, came up to me. They started making comments about my agitating in the wrong way. One of them seized my hand and started dragging me into the university building by force. And there they attacked me together. Students were standing there, and the students were ordered to hold me. I demanded to call in police, if they believe I had been violating some rules,’ Yauhen Yakavenka said.

Policemen arrived to the university, as well as Valery Sliapukhin, an electioneering agent of the presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu.

Yauhen Yakavenka wrote a police statement against Professor Kanstantsin Bachkou, who had been holding him by force. ‘I even asked the policemen whether I should have hit the provost in the ear as self-protection, but they didn’t approve that,’ the oppositionist said.

It is the second incident near the Transport University already. A few weeks ago the state guards of the university hindered Niakliayeu’s agitators from collecting signatures. Then policemen stepped in the situation as well.

By the way, Yauhen Yakavenka is a graduate of this university. Recently he as received a diploma as an electrical engineer there.