Pukhavichy district: teacher loses her job

2011 2011-01-15T19:36:39+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/adukacyja.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Natallia Illinich, the teacher of history at the secondary school in the town of Talka, can lose her job. Her labor contract expires on 27 January, and on 11 January the schoolmaster, Natallia Merkul, told her that the contract won't be extended. Meanwhile, according to the existing laws, the employers must inform their employees about dismissal in a month's advance.

Being asked about the reason, the schoolmaster answered that she was afraid to extend the labor contract to the teacher. There were no violations at work from the side of Natallia Illinich. However, she is a member of the Belarusian Popular Front Party and was a member of the electoral team of the presidential candidate Ryhor Kastusiou. On 5 January her home was searched by KGB officers who didn't introduce themselves and the head of the criminal investigation department of the Pukhavichy District Police Department R.Makarau. Several literary magazines and the system block of the teacher's computer were confiscated as a result. Now it's harder for Natallia to prepare to the school classes.