Opposition activist is expelled from college again

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

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.

It is already the second attempt of the college administration to get rid of the student. The first took place when Pavel was detained for throwing eggs at the monument to Lenin in Minsk on 7 November, during a communist rally. Many foreign media wrote about it. Pavel thinks that this was the reason why the college administration decided to let him continue his studies at that time.

As it is stated in the letter, Pavel was absent from classes on 16 December. However, he states that he attended the classes that today, as well as during the days preceding his arrest, and nobody had any pretensions to him.