Several Dozens of Ballots with Negative Votes to Referendum Question Are Found in Garbage Can in Barysaw

2004 2004-11-03T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to RFE/RL, 62 filled referendum ballots were found in a garbage can in the city of Barysaw. The activist of the United Civil Party, former candidate to deputies in Barysaw village circuit Viktar Harbachow says that a member of his initiative group found in the garbage can near secondary school #24 of Barysaw, where polling station #42 was situated. All found ballots were signed by two members of the election commission and the votes in them were against letting Lukashenka to run for the third presidential term. Viktar Harbachow thinks that these ballots were illegally taken out of the ballot boxes and replaced with ballots “for”. UCP activists prepare a complaint to prosecutor’s office.