Opposition Activist Has to Retire

2005 2005-03-15T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Pavel Usau is the leader of Mahiliou city organization Young Social Democrats and Homel regional organization of Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada. At the same time, he worked as a lecturer of political science at Mahiliou State University. Recently he has been ordered to retire from work.

Before that the lecturer received two warnings. – one of them for running for a seat at the Chamber of Representatives in autumn 2004 and the second for the explaining the political situation to students, whom he urged to come to the polling stations only on the Election Day, 17 October.

The public activist was also informed that it wouldn’t be easy for him to defend the doctor’s dissertation, which he was preparing.