Observer removed from polling station in Haradok

2014 2014-03-23T12:02:19+0300 2014-03-23T12:02:19+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Leanid Haravy

Leanid Haravy

Activist of the movement "For Freedom" Leanid Haravy was forced to leave the polling station in the town of Haradok, Vitsebsk region. On March 22, he was shown a protocol of the election commissions’ meeting, saying that he was deprived of accreditation for gross violations of the electoral law.

Mr. Haravy learned that his fault is "standing next to the table, where the ballots are issued, and near the voting booths", as well as that he allegedly interfered with the work of the commission.

The observer stresses that the place he has received at the polling station is 9 meters from the tables of the commission. He is confident that his removal is due to the large number of complaints about the noted violations. The most curious of them happened on the first day of voting: the observer said that after the end of the working day the commission chairman Piotr Prasolau locked himself in a room with the box, along with a police officer and three members of the commission.

Leanid Haravy has filed a complaint with the Vitsebsk Regional Election Commission. In addition, he is going to apply for registration as an observer at another polling station in Haradok.

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