Hrodna: activist of “Tell The Truth!” Tatsiana Kasataya is expelled from post-graduate course

2011 2011-10-13T18:08:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/chynounik.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The ideological pressurization is still growing in the Hrodna State University named after Yanka Kupala. Last week, on 8 October, the deans ordered lecturers to keep students in class rooms during the People's Assembly. In the beginning of this week it also became known about the expulsion of Tatsiana Kasataya, an activist of the civil movement “Tell The Truth!” from the post-graduate course.

Bear in mind that in September Tatsiana Kasataya had been fired from the Hrodna State Historical and Archaeological Museum. The formal reason was the expiry of the labor contract. In fact, Tatsiana was an active participant of the electoral team of Uladzimir Niakliayeu during the presidential elections 2010. She also collected signatures for naming one of the Hrodna streets in honor of Vasil Bykau. The museum director, Yury Kiturka, threatened he with dismissal.

One of the initiators of the expulsion of Kasataya from the post-graduate course is her scientific supervisor, Valery Charapitsa, who was the dean of the historical faculty during the Soviet rule, and later changed his views to monarchy and Russian Orthodox Christianity. He is one of the apologists of the theory of the huge positive role of the Russian state in the history of Belarus. In particular, he actively promoted the installment of a  schield in honor of Pyotr Stolypin, a Russian official of pre-revolution period, on the building of the Hrodna Region Executive Committee.

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