The chairman of Brest regional organization “Young Social Democrats” Hanna Kanius was fired for her active participation in political activities of opposition, the press service of Brest regional organization “Young Social Democrats”.
After graduation from a university the leader of the YSD in Brest region worked as a geography teacher in the secondary school number 10 in Brest. Administration and parents had no complaints concerning her work.
The formal reason for her sack was the end of the term of her labour contract. However, after her dismissal a vacancy opened in the school, which reveals the political reasons for dismissal.
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