Observer Piatrouski turned out of polling station by police

2010 2010-04-25T19:24:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Viktar Piatrouski, observer at polling station #57 of Minsk’s Chyhunachnaya constituency #20 and a proxy to the candidate Mikhas Pashkevich, was forced to leave the polling station by the police, on order by the local election commission’s chair Vasil Aveniuk. The official refused to provide any explanations for the decision and ordered to turn the observer out of the polling station.

The observer himself thinks the incident was caused by his submission of a report on violations of Article 54 of the Electoral Code (‘home vote’). Mr. Piatrouski argued that the election commission members had received more ballots than necessary, with no list of voters at all.

The actions by the election commission and the police will be appealed at the constituency election commission.

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