The court punished the journalist of the independent newspaper Gazeta dlia vas
The Drahichyn District Court ruled to partially grant the claims of plaintiffs (four members and chair of the Drahichyn precinct election commission), who demanded reimbursement of the moral damages inflicted on them by the BPF member Mikalai Brych. This is the information provided by the press service of the BPF Party.
Mikalai Brych worked as a journalist in the local independent newspaper Dlia vas. On the election day (17 October 2004) he came to the polling station and became witness to several violations committed by the representatives of the election commission, but was removed from the station.
“He noted that the chair and some members of the commission “were drunk”. Because of this, Mr. Brych filed a complaint with the Procurator of the City, who organized medical examination of the indicated individuals. However, “totally different members of the commission” were examined, so the journalist’s opinion was not confirmed. Then the representatives of the election commission “accused of drinking” brought an administrative action despite the fact the results of the medical examination were not approved by the Regional Drugs Clinic”, says the press-service of the BPF Party.
Mikalai Brych will appeal this decision in Brest Regional Court, reports pahonia.promedia.by.