Hrodna candidate Ales Straltsou warned

2012 2012-09-14T15:04:36+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Ales Straltsou, member of the Belarusian Popular Front Party running for Parliament in Hrodna constituency No. 52, has received an official warning for allegedly producing an election poster having no output data.

The warning was issued by the constituency election commission despite the fact the candidate’s election agent Vadzim Saranchukou had presented papers certifying the legality of the posters’ production.

State-owned newspapers refused to publish Ales Straltsou’s three-language election programme, as it allegedly violated the Language Code. The programme was eventually published in Belarusian in the Hrodzenskaya Prauda newspaper.

Meanwhile, the election leaflets of Ales Straltsou’s rival General Aliaksandr Miazhuyeu can be freely obtained in post-offices across Hrodna.

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