Vitebsk: Agent of candidate Kanyhin detained

2008 2008-09-23T13:04:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Siarhei Haurutsikau, agent of candidate in Vitebsk-Chyhunachnaya district # 19 Ihar Kanyhin was detained in Vitebsk on September 22nd. He was detained on the report by a “vigilant citizen”, who did not like the text of the leaflet he found in his mailbox. The leaflet informed the citizens about the demands of the European Union about the changes of the Belarusian election legislation and about violations during formation of the election commissions, and why the parliamentary elections cannot be recognized free and fair.


In Pershamaiski police department Siarhei had to give written explanations. The police drew up the report about seizure of 260 leaflets. In two hours Siarhei was released.


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