Supreme Court upholds registration denial to Alexander Lahvinets

2008 2008-09-09T21:08:06+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 9 September the Supreme Court upheld the rulings of Suharauskaya constituency electoral commission and the Central electoral commission for non-registration of Alexander Lahvinets as a candidate for the parliament.

Bear in mind that Mr. Lahvinets was denied registration because of inaccurate information in the income and assets declaration: he forgot to put there a sum of 251.72 Euro. At the Supreme Court his case was considered by judge Samaliuk with participation of prosecutor Fedarenchyk.

A.Lahvinets stated that he had presented precise information about the total yearly income for 2007 – 8 390 576 rubles, which included the sum in question. He also confessed having not put the sum of 251.72 Euro in the appropriate column, but stated that it was just a technical mistake. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court supported the rulings of the electoral commissions.

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