New Head of Belarusian Social Democratic Party “Nadornaya Hramada” Is Reprimanded at Work

2005 2005-01-20T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At the last assembly of Belarusian Social Democratic Party “Narodnaya
Hramada” Anatol Liawkowich was elected its new head. Recently he has received a
reprimand at his work. He says that soon he can be fired.

Liawkovich works as a docent at the philosophy department of Brest State University. The reprimand was issued by the rector of the university Mechyslaw Chasnowski for alleged ignorance of the results of the last-year attestation, demonstrated by Mr. Liawkovich. Since the last year the administration of the educational establishment has looked for a reason to get rid of the lecturer, who worked there for more than 25 years.

Liawkovich believes the real reason for the reprimand lies in the political field:

-- Doubtlessly, the reprimand was issued for my political activity. Now they will continue the pressurization with the aim to sack me. You know it’s not an exclusive case. In our society it becomes a widespread practice, the name of which is ban to profession.

Mr. Liawkovich also reminded that during the latest years several members of such political parties as “Narodnaya Hramada”, Belarusian People’s Front and Party of Communists of Belarus lost their jobs at the university.