Head of independent candidate’s initiative group faces dismissal
Piotr Baseika, employee of the housing and utility department in the town of Khotsimsk, Mahiliou region, is facing dismissal after he chaired the initiative group of local Tell the Truth activist Valery Karankevich.
According to Piotr Baseika, he received an official notification saying that he would soon be dismissed owing to the expiry of his employment contract.
Valery Karankevich, in turn, says the members of his initiative group keep being subjected to pressure from local authorities. In particular, three activists have repeatedly been threatened with dismissals in case they continue their activities in the group. Apart from that, heads of local executive authorities have been instructed to minimize the number of signatures for Karankevich’s nomination.