Baranavichy police to probe election abuse allegations
On 29 August, Baranavichy human rights defender Siarhei Housha received a reply from the Central Election Commission signed by Lidziya Yarmoshyna, saying that his appeal against alleged violations by the town’s election commission would be investigated by police.
The human rights defender’s appeal dealt with reported rigging of an election minutes.
“I submitted the appeal to the CEC and had a meeting with its chair Lidziya Yarmoshyna. I showed her the papers showing the rigging of a minutes and told her about the indecent activities of the election commission’s head Tatsiana Latyshava. Of course, I do not think that the activities of election commission No. 5 will receive unbiased evaluation, while the police and the prosecuting authorities have been doing their best to justify the official,” says Siarhei Housha.
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