New violations committed during collection of signatures for Lukashenka are connected with under age people

2006 2006-01-20T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Alieh Sidarau, a Vitsebsk resident, informed the Headquarters of the leader of the democratic forces of Belarus Aliaxandr Milinkievich that on 16 January a 9 grade student of Vitsebsk secondary school No.6 Viktoryia Valoudzina was collecting signatures in support of the nomination of Aliaxandr Lukashenka as a candidate for presidency. This is the proposal she made to Mr. Sidarau.
As is known, the Election Code of Belarus does not allow non-members of an initiative group to collect signatures in support of a presidential candidate. Only citizens who are 18 and older can be members of an initiative group.
A checkup is being conducted regarding this case by the legal service of the Milinkievich Headquarters, reported the press service of Charter-97.