Franak Bio

Frančisak Valancinavič (Franak) Viačorka (Viachorka )(born March 26, 1988) is a Belarusian youth leader, independent journalist, screenwriter. Specialist in Public Relations and Media Marketing. On February 18, 2008, Franak was expelled from his third year of journalism at the Belarusian State University, in spite of his excellent academic performance, for missing two exams. The fact that he was being detained by the police was not accepted as a legitimate excuse by the university authorities. A subsequent attempt to enroll in the exiled European Humanities University, a private Belarusian university operating in neighbouring Lithuania due to Lukashenko's restrictions, failed as Mr. Viačorka's name is currently on a list of persons banned from travelling outside Belarus.
Franak Viachorka was drafted into the army inspire of state of health"
It has been reported that on 16 January 2009, Franak was forcibly conscripted into the Armed Forces of Belarus by the authorities, despite having been found medically unfit. Several other youth activists, such as Ivan Shyla, were also drafted. As of February 2009, he was stationed in the air defence unit 48694 in Mozyr, Homiel Voblast. In the course of his training, it is alleged that he has been subjected to harassment by senior military figures in order to make him speak Russian rather than Belarusian, although both are legal for use in the military. As a soldier, Franak fought for soldiers’ rights and the rights of local residents. On April 14, 2010 Viachorka was released from army because of health problems. During his military service Franak participated as a candidate in local elections to Mazyr City Council
During Military service Franak Viachorka was writing "Blog of Belarusian Soldier", which became very popular in Internet.
Franak has been arrested and imprisoned several times for his activities. (Last time - in January, 2010).
After being dismissed from the military, Franak was refused admission to Belarusian State University to which he applied eight times. He was also refused admission to all other public universities in Belarus, violating the law which provides guaranteed admission to dismissed soldiers. Franak is currently pursuing a degree in media and public relations at the University of Warsaw