Hrodna City Election Commission refuses to register Siarhei Verameyenka's candidacy

2014 2014-02-12T00:29:05+0300 2014-02-12T00:29:05+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Uladzimir Khliabich

Uladzimir Khliabich

Hrodna City Election Commission, headed by Uladzimir Khliabich (pictured), refused to accept the documents for registration of an activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Siarhei Verameyenka, as a candidate to the Hrodna City Council.

Mr. Verameyenka says he came to file the documents half an hour before the end of the
working time of the commission. There was a queue before the commission's office, that's why the activist managed to enter it only two minutes to 7 p.m. However, the commission refused to accept his documents. When he stated his protest, Chair of the commission Uladzimir Kliabich called the police. The BCD activist wasn't detained.

Now Mr. Verameyenka is thinking how to make the commission accept his documents.

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