Vitsebsk: example of candidates’ ‘equality’

2008 2008-09-04T20:28:25+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 3 September the headmaster of gymnasium #4 of Vitsebsk organized and held an electoral meeting of the parents of the gymnasium’s pupils with a pro-regime candidate Siarhei Siamashka, who runs at Vitsebsk Chyhunachnaya electoral constituency #19. The gymnasium hall was overcrowded.

Siarhei Siamashka delivered his speech to the people present. Siamaska’s rival, former policeman Andrei Levinau, was also present at the meeting, but was not given an opportunity to hold a speech. The headmaster explained that he had received a telephone call concerning Siamashka, but had not received a call concerning Levinau. He refused to explain who called to him and why.

The electoral legislation guarantees equal opportunities to all candidates for deputies.

Human rights activists for free elections