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Vendors get fined for signatures

2008 2008-08-07T19:09:58+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In Haradok the workers of certain enterprises have their passports taken away for a week, so that they could not sign for a democratic candidate.

On 6 August Alexander Milinkevich visited Vitsebsk and Haradok. He participated in the work of the initiative groups of the democratic activists who intend to run for a seat at the Chamber of Representatives.

According to Leanid Haravy, the head of the initiative group of Leanid Autukhou, the dwellers of Haradok are also pressurized. Signatures for pro-governmental candidates are collected at enterprises. The signers are told not to sign for anyone else. Besides, at some enterprises people have their passports taken away for a week.

In Vitsebsk Alexander Milinkevich paid a visit to Smalenski market, where he collected signatures. The main controller of the market was following him and several times fined the vendors who had signed for a democratic candidate Aliaksei Haurutsikau.

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