Navahradak: Сontender has problems with signature registration

2008 2008-08-18T21:05:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Yury Istomin, contender in Navahradak election district, was detained in the afternoon together with several members of his initiative group. Istomin, head of the regional UCP organization, continued to collect signatures in Navahradak. The police considered their actions "early agitation". This way the police did not only hinder the signature collection, but also deprived Yury Istomin of the opportunity to get the local authorities to confirm the signatures.

Now Yury Istomin and colleagues are in Navahradak district police department. They don’t know if they will be able to submit the signatures and apply for registration. The police seem not to release him soon although Yury warned him he had several hours before the deadline for registration.

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