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Salihorsk: Potential members of initiative groups under pressure from authorities

2008 2008-07-25T17:39:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vital Amialkovich, observer at Slutsk election district # 74 found out, A. Yurevich, member of pro-democratic BSDP H, had some problems while creating his initiative group. The authorities put pressure on some members of his initiative group in order not to let them work in Yurevich’s team.


For instance, employee of Slutsk city musem Vasil Tsishkevich was warned that if he worked in Yurevich’s team he would most likely be fired from his job. The warning was given by deputy head of Slutsk district executive committee Piotr Dauhuchyts.


Similar warning was received by Sviatlana Trafimava, Slutsk resident. She was warned by one of her bosses that she would lose her job as deputy chief doctor at Salihorsk birth center in case she joined the team of the pro-democratic candidate.

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