Salihorsk: ‘Kidnapping’ vs. ‘Young Front’ candidate

2010 2010-04-24T22:06:18+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Candidate Aliaksei Valabuyeu has become a real headache for the local ideologists. Having finished with the promotion campaign of his rival, colonel Zainchkouski, the local media proceeded to indirect criticism aimed at Valabuyeu.

The candidate mentioned his membership in the unregistered youth organization Young Front in his electoral program that was handed out to the electors. In response, the local authorities started regularly broadcasting the Kidnapping, a movie that had been prepared by workers of the Belarusian TV in close cooperation with KGB and is aimed at denigration of the youth organization. Activists of Valabuyeu’s electoral headquarters don’t believe in such coincidences and are convinced that such regular broadcasts are directly connected to the electoral campaign.

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