Ex-candidate in Khotsimsk appeals detention and election violations

2014 2014-03-26T13:12:15+0300 2014-03-26T13:12:15+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/karankevich-valery-hocimsk.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Valery Karankevich

Valery Karankevich

On March 25, Valery Karankevich, a candidate for the Mahiliou Regional Council of Deputies in Khotsimsk constituency No. 54 and a candidate for the District Council of Khotsimsk in constituency No. 13, sent a complaint to the Prosecutor's Offices of Khotsimsk district and Mahiliou region, as well as the election commissions at various levels.

In a complaint to the prosecutor, the former candidate appeals against actions of officials of Khotsimsk police department who did not allow him to be present at the counting of votes at polling station No. 3. Valery Karankevich tells about the circumstances of his illegal detention without charges and requests to investigate these violations and to bring perpetrators to justice.

In his complaints sent to the Khotsimsk election commissions and the CEC Chair Lidziya Yarmoshyna Valery Karankevich reports gross violations of voting procedures at polling stations Nos. 1 and 3 and requests a recount of ballots in these polling stations.

"There were gross violations of voting procedures at these polling stations, so I demand a recount of the ballots,” says the candidate. “They detained me on March 23 so that I could not be present at the counting of votes and immediately announce this information."

On March 23, Valery Karankevich was detained by the police at polling station No. 3 in Khotsimsk. The candidate for deputy was taken to the police station, where he was held for about 40 minutes without charges and then released. The candidate was detained as a result of an urgent statement allegedly submitted by a member of the district election commission in constituency No. 54 Mikalai Tamashou. Due to the illegal detention, Valery Karankevich could not be present at the counting of ballots.

Valery Karankevich is a member of the BPF Party, he also collaborates with "Tell the Truth".

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