25 May 2018, Friday, 8:13

Miory Activist Reemployed Via Court


Siarhei Vasiliyeu showed how you one can win the battle with the system.

The Vitsebsk Regional Court put an end to the illegal displacement of Miory activist of the UCP Party Siarhei Vasiliyeu, the spring96.org. site informs.

On September 4, the regional court considered the cassation appeal against the decision of the Miory district court on his reemployment at the work as the director of the rural house of culture. The district department of ideological work, culture and youth affairs, which had decided to dismiss the activist from work, initiated the filing of the complaint.

As Vasiliyeu told Viasna human rights defenders, the decision of the district court on his reemployment at work had been upheld, and the complaint had not been satisfied.

Siarhei Vasiliyeu was dismissed from work right after the Day of Freedom on March 25. He is convinced that it happened due to his active civil position and political activities. On the eve of March 25, police officers spent a night on duty near his house, they asked him where he was going to go in the morning, but the activist still managed to get to Minsk and took part in the celebration of Freedom Day.

On the next day, Vasiliyeu was informed that he had been fired. However, the activist appealed against the order to the court of Miory district, which on May 18 recognized the dismissal as unfounded. Local officials from culture did not agree and lodged a cassation appeal to the regional court, but the case was lost.

By the way, this is not the first case of the activist’s persecution for political reasons. Problems with his work started after his arrest for the Square 2010. For several years he was nursing his sick mother, and after the mother died, the activist could not get a job anywhere. In the end, Siarhei Vasiliyeu, who has two higher educations and worked as a teacher for many years, with an effort got a job as a loader at a plant.

Now Siarhei Vasiliyeu is making ready a counterclaim against the ideologists of Miory. He is going to seek compensation for material and moral harm caused to him by unlawful dismissal from work via the court.