Babruisk: Candidates stand up for their reputation
Candidates Alena Midzvedzeva (BSDP H) and Uladzimir Siamashka (UCP) had to write complaints to CEC and the prosecutor’s office after they have read the articles by Babruiskaye Zhytstsio newspaper. The articles they refer to insult their honor and dignity.
Siamion Piatrouski, author of the article “Wrong Example for Imitation”, tells the readers about her family problems. The article, published in Babruiskaye Zhytstsio newspaper, run by the city authorities, describes not only the private life of Alena Miadzvedzeva but also the lives of her daughter and granddaughter, and indicates their full names. As an experienced gossip the author discusses the details of the candidate’s private life. In the end he reminded the readers about the “political activity” of Miadzvedzeva, her "participation in unsanctioned rallies" and fines.
With the same eagerness Piatrouski “presented” candidate Uladzimir Siamashka to voters in one of the next issues.
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