Baranavičy: Opposition activist fired over wearing prison uniform at work

2015 2015-09-27T16:09:00+0300 2015-09-27T17:10:53+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On September 24, an activist from Baranavičy, Ryhor Hryk, was once again fired from his job, this time as a loader in one of the city’s private shops, after he came to work wearing striped prison clothes. The shop was closed for two hours, and the police were called. As a result, the activist was dismissed for alleged absence from work on Saturday, September 19, when Ryhor Hryk was on vacation.

The activist said that he went to work in a prison uniform to protest against violations of workers’ rights. He stressed that the store manager made people work overtime. Those who protested against irregular salaries, absence of work clothes and lack of adequate working conditions were immediately dismissed from their jobs.

This is the activist’s fifth dismissal from work over the past 10 years.

Ryhor Hryk wearing prison clothes while working in the store.