Baranavichy businessman appeals registration refusal

2010 2010-03-29T17:25:35+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Mikalai Charnavus, Baranavichy entrepreneur, lodged a complaint with the Brest Regional Election Commission, after he was refused registration as a candidate for the town council by the Baranavichy Town Election Commission. The local commission found 5 ‘fake’ signatures among those collected by the businessman’s campaign team. However, Mr. Charnavus argues that the authorities forced a number of signers withdraw their signatures.

In case the Regional Commission upholds the refusal, the candidate is going to appeal the decision in court.

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