Candiadte Sodzel allows insulting remarks about his rivals

2012 2012-09-04T17:47:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The electoral program of Zhan Sodzel, a candidate of the Communist Party of Belarus running at Kalinouskaya election constituency #108, has been published in “Minski Kur’yer” newspaper.

In his address to the electorate the candidate calls to preserve stability in the country and stand against the “pro-Western grant-suckers from the so-called opposition”.

Zhan Sodzel is one of the youngest candidates in this year’s electoral campaign. Last year he graduated from the Belarusian State University. He has worked as a journalist at the state TV channel ONT, offering to the spectators negative reports about activities of opposition parties.

He also dwells on this topic in his electoral program: “We value stability, peace and civil concord in our common house. And we cannot and must not allow pseudo-patriots and liberals of different kinds to throw our country in the swamp of chaos and disorder… By voting for the candidate of the Communist Party of Belarus you will support stability and your own welfare and stand against the pro-western grant-suckers from the so-called opposition, which is kept by the Euro-American democracy distributors,” reads the text.

These words contradict to provisions of Article 47 of the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus according to which agitation materials “must not contain libel and insults towards …candidates”.

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