Slutsk candidate denied registration “on moral grounds”

2012 2012-08-29T15:54:21+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Aliaksandr Solap

Aliaksandr Solap

The Central Election Commission has dismissed a complaint against denial of registration to Slutsk activist of the Tell the Truth campaign Aliaksandr Solap. In its decision, the CEC refers to “moral grounds”.

Aliaksandr Solap was denied registration as a candidate after 62 signatures of his supporters were found invalid by constituency election commission No. 67.

“The CEC’s check-up showed that only 6 out of 62 signatures were found invalid. The CEC Secretary Mikalai Lazavik then said he kept receiving letters demanding “not to register Solap, because he is a criminal”. I told him I could officially prove I am not a criminal. However, Lidziya Yarmoshyna suggested voting to deny registration on moral grounds,” says Aliaksandr Solap.

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”