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One More Hunger Strike in Vawkavysk

2004 2004-10-27T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The proxy of the candidate to the Parliament, local entrepreneur Mikalay Awtukhovich Mikalay Aksamit joined the hunger strike of the chief editor of “Mestnaya Gazeta” Andrey Shantarovich. Mr. Aksamit protests against the election results. He wrote an application to district executive committee where he described examples of violations during the electoral campaign. His applications to Central Election Commission gave no result, that’s why he has gone on hunger strike. He demands to investigates all facts of violations and punish the guilty. Mr. Aksamit observed the Parliamentary election at election circuit #50 where the candidate Awtukhovich ran (according to the official information only 28% voted for him).

The chief editor of “Mestnaya Gazeta” hungers for the seventh day already. He protests against the suspension of his newspaper by the Ministry of Information.

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