Hrodna: black PR against oppositional activists

2008 2008-09-09T21:00:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

An anonymous article on behalf of a ‘democratic activist’ was published at a popular web-portal Hrodnenski forum. In this publication it is stated that the leaders of Hrodna organizations of the oppositional parties were living at the expense of the West, building posh houses and buying expensive cars.

The style of the article and the inaccurate facts give the reasons to suspect that it was composed by the officers of the local secret services, who are trying to discredit the oppositional candidates, like it was done during the previous electoral campaigns. The only difference this time is that the article is directed not against one persons, but against a group of well-known regional politicians including Siarhei Antusevich, Yury Istomin, Vadzim Saranchukou and Viktar Sazonau.

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