EHU Welcomes the Release of Student Mikalai Dziadok

EHU Welcomes the Release of Student Mikalai Dziadok

The European Humanities University (EHU) welcomes the release of Mikalai Dziadok, a political prisoner and a student of EHU. EHU has consistently adhered to the position that the charges against Mikalai Dziadok were politically unmotivated and unfounded.

“We explicitly relate the release of Mikalai and other 5 prisoners to the upcoming presidential elections in Belarus, hoping that this time the violence that took place in 2001, 2006 and 2010 will be avoided and transparent election process ensured,” said EHU Rector prof. David Pollick.

Emphasising that the new academic year in EHU begins on October 1 the Rector confirmed that “we will be glad to see Mikalai again among the students of EHU. The university will create all conditions for Mikalai to begin full educational process. We are in constant contact with his parents who were in need of support during these 4.5 years and will continue to provide it if needed,” said EHU Rector.

Mikalai Dziadok was convicted in the so-called Anarchist Case. Although the charges against him have never had a legal basis, the court sentenced Dziadok to four and a half years in colony on hooliganism charges. He served his sentence in Horki.

Dziadok, who is now 26, at the time of arrest was the low residence second year student, studying the program of Political Science and European Studies in EHU in Vilnius.

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