Friends and relatives of opposition candidate threatened with dismissals

2012 2012-09-12T17:58:08+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Aliaksandr Shylovich

Aliaksandr Shylovich

According to Aliaksandr Shylovich, candidate running for Parliament in Slutsk constituency No. 67, some of his relatives and friends working at state-owned enterprises have received threats from their employees.

The people have been threatened with dismissals, says the candidate.

“These people are not activists of my campaign team. However, they have been told they could lsoe their jobs, if they “contribute to Shylovich’s campaign”. Their conversations with the employers are supervised by unknown people in plain clothes,” says Aliaksandr Shylovich.

Apart from that, a number of enterprises and organizations of Slutsk have not authorized placing the opposition candidate’s election posters on their information stands. “In particular, the employees of the Slutskhandal food store network say they have been ordered to do so by the ideology department of the district’s executive committee,” says the candidate.

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