Signatures for head of Zhlobin executive committee collected in unauthorized location

2012 2012-07-25T17:19:08+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The canvassing picket by the initiative group of potential candidate for Parliament, chairman of Zhlobin district executive committee Leanid Apanasiuk was staged next to a bus stop, which is prohibited by a decision of local authorities, Marat Afanasyeu, local leader of the United Civil Party of Belarus, reports.

“I phoned the secretary of the election commission, but she was busy, so I called the police,” says Marat Afanasyeu.

“I then received a phone call from the commission’s secretary, who told me the picket was staged 56 meters away from the bus stop. However, it was evident that the pro-government picketers violated what they had banned. It turns out that the picket restrictions had been designed for representatives of the town’s pro-democratic forces,” says the politician.