Expelled Student Raman Uscinau Told About Pressure Of University Administration Onto Politically Active Youth

2006 2006-07-11T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On July 5 Scholarship program named after Kastus Kalinouski was opened in Warsaw. According to it Belarusan student expelled from universities because of political reasons will continue education in Poland. Raman Uscinau from Svietlahorsk was one of first repressed. He told the correspondent of belngo.info how administration of educational establishments gets rid of politically active students arrested during protest actions in March 2006. Raman was seized by police on March 21 when he directed towards the tent camp. In the bag he had food and that became the ground for sentencing him to 10 days of administrative arrest.
Raman studied at Institute of Parliamentarism and Entrepreneurship. After release from prison he wasn’t allowed to continue work over year paper on the topic “political parties and movements in Belarus” although his work was one of the best in the institute. Then the institute administration demanded him to leave the institute and “promised” him difficulties during examination session. Besides, he was deprived of the room in dormitory and called “for conversation” to KGB department of Centralny district of Minsk.
Finally, Raman had to leave the institute but together with friends continued to take part in youth actions. In his opinion, pressure from the authorities only encourages active youth to participate in democratic movement.

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