Published on December 17th, 2013 | by Flipside0
Politics and International Relations Society purges second-in-command as traitor
Marko Supronyuk, the once-powerful assistant to the president of the Edinburgh University’s Politics and International Relations Society Alexander Stolz, has been executed for treason after being branded “despicable human scum”, according to the society’s official statements.
Mr Supronyuk, who served as vice-president to the third year MA Politics and Economic History student Mr Stolz, was one of the society’s most influential figures until he was publicly purged last week. Pictures emerged of the 20-year-old Mr Supronyuk being dragged out of his seat by fellow members at a committee meeting and official PIR Society photographs were quickly doctored to remove all traces of him.
The society’s Facebook page announced the execution of the member it described as “a traitor to the society for all ages”.
“Despicable human scum Marko, who was worse than a dog, perpetrated thrice cursed acts of treachery in betrayal of such profound trust and warmest paternal love shown by the committee and the Leader for him,” the page added.
Mr Supronyuk was once considered a possible candidate for the leadership of the Politics and International Relations Society upon Mr Stolz’s retirement. Although he was passed over, he played a vital role in assisting Mr Stolz’s ascension to the presidency following the society’s elections at the end of March earlier this year.
He was rewarded with the post of vice-president of the society, giving him major influence. His downfall is believed to have been orchestrated within the committee but it is unclear whether Mr Stolz supported his execution or had it forced upon him by other senior committee figures.
The PIR society’s official statement accused him of being “an anti-democracy, imperialist-revolutionary” and nursing “a long-cherished greed for power”. In typically dramatic language, the Facebook page alleged that he attempted to “overthrow the committee by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods with a wild ambition to grab the supreme power of our committee and society”. His purging has now left the vice-presidency vacant, with an EGM now being planned by the society on the 30th of January to fill his former role.