Barysau prosecutors issue predictable dismissal on observer’s complaint

2012 2012-10-22T11:49:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Barysau District Prosecutor’s Office dismissed on Friday a complaint lodged by Vasil Lapatsin, observer representing the Fair World Party at polling station No. 25 of constituency No. 62, who argued that chairman of the election commission Anatol Kuchko refused to show the original of the final voting record. The decision referred to the “absence of any elements of an administrative offence”.          

The former observer also said the election official failed to sign one of his complaints. Apart from that, Vasil Lapatsin asked the prosecuting authorities to check the lists of voters, as he suspected at least 63 votes were illegally added by the election commission.

During the check, the prosecutors questioned both the observer and the election official. The latter, however, denied all the accusations. Besides, Anatol Kuchko said the law did not oblige him to sign the observer’s complaint. As for the voter turnout overstatement, the charges were reportedly redirected to Barysau town constituency election commission No. 62.

“In fact, I did not expect a different answer. Still, I hoped that the consideration of my complaint would result in some actions and the election commission’s chairman would somehow be punished,” says Vasil Lapatsin.