Mahiliou: human rights defenders got authorities increase the number of places for agitation

2010 2010-04-14T21:06:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Mahiliou human rights defenders repeatedly addressed the Mahiliou procuracy and the Central Election Commission during the current election campaign with the aim to get the authorities determine more places for electoral agitation.

Prior to their applications, the only officially determined place for agitation was the former Palace of Culture of Man-made Fiber Plant in Chaliuskintsau Street 64a.

Now there are two more places – the Palace of Culture of Railway Men in Pershamaiskaya Street 117 and the Palace of Culture of the Car Plant in Autazavodskaya Street 1.

Human rights defender Barys Bukhel considers the fact that the city executive committee made a concession and increased the number of places for agitation as a victory.

’However, it should be noted that one of the places for agitation is in disrepair. What it some of the present people lean on the walls and something falls down on their heads? Who will bear the responsibility in this case?’

At the same time, Mr. Bukhel still thinks that the number of agitation places is insufficient. Of course, it is good that there is some progress in this respect. However, the number of places for agitation is still very small. Moreover, the agitation campaign is coming to an end. How many electors will care for going to the other end of the country to meet with their candidates? Places for agitation should be determined in every constituency.’