News on the topic: students’ rights
27.11.2012 Ukrainian student leader not let in Belarus
The president of the Ukrainian student self-government association Lizaveta Shchepetylnykova was not let in Belarus where she intended to meet with student activists.
10.10.2012 KGB officers disguise as representatives of Education Department
On 8 October a fourth-year student of the Sakharov University, Inna Panchkouskaya, was called to the Partyzanski District Department of Education in Minsk. The formal reason was to find out why the girl wanted to get a second higher education at the Belarusian State University. However, as it was found out later, the meeting was organized by the KGB, whose officers paid interest to Inna's foreign trips.
10.05.2012 Postgraduate Paulouski complains to police about rector's behavior
Aliaksei Paulouski, a post-graduate student of the institute of physiology of the National Academy of Sciences filed an application with the Pershamaiski District Police Department against the rector Iosif Zalutski.
16.03.2012 Ministry of Education: warnings to students “contribute to the exercise of right to education”
Aliaksandr Saldatsenka, activist of the European Belarus opposition movement expelled from Minsk State Linguistic University for involvement in rallies of solidarity with political prisoners, has received replies from the Ministry of Education and Minsk Partyzanski District Prosecutor’s Office concerning a warning issued by the University rector Mrs. Natallia Baranava.
03.01.2012 Opposition activist is expelled from college again
While Maladechna resident Pavel Siarhei was serving his arrest for participation in the peaceful street action of 19 December 2011, a letter about his expulsion from Maladechna State Polytechnic College because of “truancy” was sent to his home.
15.12.2011 Poznan students hold action in support of political prisoners in Belarus
An action of support to Belarusians who are kept in jail because of their political views was held on 14 December in Poznan (Poland). At the beginning of the action the names of the political prisoners were read out and 12 torches were lit. The organizers of the action reminded about the importance of the solidarity of Poles with the Belarusians who are persecuted for their oppositional activities.
13.12.2011 Post-graduate student expelled from National Academy of Sciences for attempt to exercise his rights
Mahiliou resident Aliaksei Paulouski was expelled from the post-graduate department of the Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences.
05.12.2011 Post-graduate student faces troubles at state institute for attempt to exercise his right
On entering the post-graduate courses at the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus Aliaksei Paulouski demanded to be provided with a place in the academy's dormitory. However, he was told that there were no places, as a result of which he had to live in a rented apartment, as well as many other post-graduate students.
13.10.2011 Students are asked about possible blockade of social networks
Students of a state university are questioned on legislative issues. The questionnaire includes 2 questions on limitation of access to sites and social networks. The first question is (No. 11): Which methods of struggle against threats to social security in the global network Internet do you consider the most acceptable?
30.09.2011 Brest students forced to sign undertakings not to participate in unauthorized protests
A number of students of Brest Technical University have been reportedly forced to sign a written undertaking not to take part in unauthorized streets events, in particular, so called “silent protests”, Radio Racyja reports.
29.08.2011 KGB interrogates EHU students
Several students of the Vilnius-based European Humanities University have been interrogated by the KGB across Belarus last week, www.charter97.org reports, quoting the coordinator of the StudAlliance youth initiative Kiryl Atamanchyk.
09.03.2011 Participant of 19 December demonstration expelled from Belarusian State University
On 19 December Ales Lukashou, a student of the physical faculty of the Belarusian State University, went to the Kastrychnitskaya Square in the same column with the presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu and witnessed his beating.
15.02.2011 Students are forced to sign statement condemning EU sanctions
The statement points that students stood against the sanctions which were prepared with the participation of the Belarusian opposition. 'Oppositionists were often guided not by the interests of the Belarusian people, but by their own ones. We are convinced that these people satisfy their ambitions at the expense of discredit of their home land. Moreover, we sincerely regret that the image of the Republic of Belarus is formed only on the basis of words of the persons who aren't known, trusted and respected in our country,' reads the document.
02.02.2011 Hrodna: students are expelled for participation in post-election protest action
The administration of Hrodna State University started expelling students who had taken part in the protest action of 19 December in Minsk. The first victim became Barys Zakharchuk, a student of the physical-technical faculty.
11.01.2011 Participants of 19 December protest rally are expelled from educational establishments
Students, who served 10 or 15 days of arrest after the events on 19 December started to be expelled from college and universities as the Christmas holidays ended.