Hrodna region: courts side with local authorities

2010 2010-11-12T23:18:03+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Judge of the Leninski District Court of Hrodna Liudmila Zhukouskaya considered as groundless the complaint against the non-inclusion of a 21-year-old member of the United Civil Party in a precinct election commission (PEC). In the Kastrychnitski District Court, Judge Valiantsina Mokhan turned down the complaint against the non-inclusion of 8 members of the UCP, though during the trial it was discovered that the documents for the nomination of representatives of pro-governmental organizations to the PECs were drawn with violation of the legal requirements. By the way, now the UCP members demand a graphologic expertise of these documents and are going to continue struggling for justice.

Judge of the Astravets District Court Henadz Yankouski dismissed the complaint agaisnt the non-inclusion of 25 representatives of the United Civil Party.

Thus, the courts evidently sided with the local administrations and didn’t grant the complaints of any democratic parties against the non-inclusion of their representatives in the PECs. Independent observers consider it as an eloquent manifestation of the adverse discrimination of pro-democratic parties in the electoral process.

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