Police detain candidate in Khotsimsk

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Valery Karankevich

Valery Karankevich

Valery Karankevich, a candidate for the Mahiliou Regional Council running in Khotsimsk constituency No. 54 and at the same time a candidate for the District Council of Khotsimsk, detained by police at about 8 p.m. and taken to the local police department.

According to the candidate, he was detained by a police major, who said that he had received a statement from an election commission member who accused Mr. Karankevich of libel.

Valery Karankevich was questioned by the police.

As a result, he was released without charges.

The candidate believes that his detention is linked to the fact that election officials wanted to prevent him from observing counting of ballots at polling station No. 3.

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