Procurator’s Office Takes Explanations from Director of Independent Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Research (IISEPS) Alieh Manaieu
The national procurator’s office of the Republic of Belarus conducts a check-up concerning the last interviews and publications of the scientist in Belarusian press, devoted to public polls.
The senior investigator Stanislau Novikau summonsed professor Manaiev in connection with his publication in Nasha Niva concerning the rating of the candidate of the united opposition Aliaksandr Milinkievich and the publication in Belgazeta about the rating of Aliaksandr Lukashenka.
The investigator tried to find out whether professor Manaieu didn’t violate the law, acting on behalf of the organization that was liquidated by the court on the initiative of the Ministry of Justice (after this IISEPS had to obtain registration in Lithuania). Professor Manaieu explained to the procurator’s office he acted as a private individual, scientist who facilitates holding of research in Belarus, including sociologic polls.
According to RFE/RL