Hrodna: BHC observer Sviatlana Rudkouskaya is threatened with fine again
The woman is Chairperson of building and loan association #8 for four years and hasn’t had any admonitions or even minor remarks concerning her work from the side of the Leninski district executive committee in Hrodna, but got in trouble after her nomination as an independent observer at the Praletarskaya constituency election commission #17.
Several days ago she received a telephone call from Aleh Bokii, an officer of he Leninski district executive committee. This time threatened to fine the woman 1.050 000 rubles (about $355) for the alleged refusal to repair the balcony of the building and loan association. Sviatlana Rudkouskaya states that she has the appropriate conclusion of the Hrodnazhylprayekt state body, dated August 2009, that the balcony needs no repairs. She has held three assemblies of members of the building and loan association on this issue. The officially invited officials of the Leninski district executive committee didn’t come to them. Members of the building and loan association supported Rudkouskaya and ruled to invite a representative of the Leninski DEC to their next assembly. Besides, they addressed the Leninski district prosecutor with a complaint about the groundless and unlawful actions of the officials.
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