Homel: candidates are allowed to speak about indifference of officials only in unfrequented places

2010 2010-04-09T19:22:38+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Yauhen Yakavenka, a candidate for the Homel regional Council of Deputies at the Yubileinaya constituency and a coordinator of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, held an agitation picket in the place that had been determined by the local authorities, the ground near the Culture House of the Deaf.

This place is situated in a dormitory area of Homel and is unfrequented. Members of Yakavenka's electoral team told passers-by that the authorities deliberately determine such places for agitation pickets to prevent them from gathering a large audience. During his action Mr. Yakavenka turned the attention of the present people to the indifference of the state officials to problems of common people and urged the latter ones not to vote for chairpersons of state institutions and their deputies, but rather give their votes for workers, intellectuals and entrepreneurs.

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