Testimonials

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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President

The repressions in Belarusian Academy always had a face: might it be a rector, a dean or a proffessor responsible for the politically motivated expulsions and firings. "Student Observatory" collected the names and cases to present the Black Book in Academia.

We urge international actors: universities, research programmes, EU institutions - to implement a personal responsibility mechanisms for listed below people, excluding them from visit delegations and common projects.

NumNameUniversityPositionMisdemeanorDecriptionSource
 1   Vadim Bogush    BSUIR    Rector    Politically motivated expulsion, politically motivated dismissal    He expelled an least 4 students: Yan Solonovich, Dmitrij Mazuro, Matvej Fedosenko, Ivan Nikanov  
 He fired Vasil Peravoshchyikau, professor of the Department of the department of Information and Computer Systems Design  
 He reprimanded proffesor because of his/her political activity  
 2 Andrei Karol  BSU  Rector  Politically motivated expulsions  He expelled at least 3 students: Illya Trakhtenberg, Olha Vojtovich, Savelij Dubovik  
 3  Ihar Voitau  BSTU   Rector  Allowed the police to detain students at the university  The police raid in the university resulted in detention of Yurij Karlenka, 4th year student  
 4  Sergey Repkin  BSUPC  Rector  Politically motivated expulsions  He expelled at least 2 students: Volha Belomutova and Alexander Busen'  
 5  Natalia Karchevskaya  BSUCA  Rector  Politically motivated expulsions  She expelled at least 17 students  
 6  Mikhail Barazna  Academy of Arts  Rector  Testifying against student in court, politically motivated expulsion, politicly motivated reprimands  He tetsified against ex-student of Belarusian State Academy of Arts Maria Kalenik, who is accused to student case. Probably commited perjury, because his statments during pre-trial proceedings and statments that he made during trial are sometimes completly different.
 
 He expelled at least 3 students because of theire political activity.  
 7  Vyacheslav Shutsilin  BSEU  Rector  Politically motivated expulsions  4 students who organized strikes and/or took part in peaceful protests were expelled from BSEU. Shutsilin's name and signature is included on the order expelling the students.  
 8  Sergej Rubnikovich  BSMU  Rector  Threating students and academic staff  He organised prosecution and repressions of the BSMU against students who were participating in peaceful protests in and outside the University. A few days days after Lukashenka's October 27th order to expel / fire those who strike, Rubnikovich expelled more than 20 BSMU students for displaying their civil position in connection with the election fraud and violence in the country. On the 28th of October, the BSMU management has called OMON (special police unit) on parents who arrived to discuss the expulsion of their children.  
 9  Sergei Kharytonchyk  BSTU  Rector  Politically motivated expulsions  He organised prosecution and repressions of the BNTU students who were participating in peaceful protests bith inside and outside the University. A few days after Lukashenka's October 27th order to expel / fire those who strike, Kharytonchyk expelled 52 BNTU students for protecting their civil position in connection with the election fraud and violence in the country.  
 10  Aliaksandr Bakhanovich  BrSTU  Rector  Politically motivated expulsions  He organised prosecution and repressions of the BrSTU students who were participating in peaceful protests both inside and outside the University. A few days after Lukashenka's October 27th order to expel / fire those who strike, Bakhanovich and Jalovaja (Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs) prepared documents for the expulsion of 9 BrSTU students for displaying their civil position in connection with the election fraud and violence in the country. Lukashenka appointed Bakhanovich a chancellor on October 26, 2020 to deal with students' protests. Bakhanovich knew that his order was unlawful as he was told this by the legal advisor of BrSTU. He pushed with the order and forced the legal advisor to quit shortly after.  
 11  Iryna Kiturka  GrSU  Rector  Politically motivated expulsions, politicly motivated dismisals  She signed orders for the expulsion of students, didn't prolonge contracts for undesirable employees and teachers, gave orders not to let dismissed employees / teachers into the university.  
 12  Natallya Baranava  MSLU  Ex-Rector, Associate Professor  Testifying against student in court  She testified against Hleb Fitzner in court.  
 13  Natallya Laptseva  MSLU  Rector  Politically motivated expusions  Appointed to the post of rector after protests, she expelled 15 people for participating in the strike and in protests. Prior to her appointment, she was Dean of the Faculty of the German Language, where she also expelled for political reasons.