Niakliayeu’s team charged with violations

2010 2010-11-25T17:08:53+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to Piotr Mihurski, Uladzimir Niskliayeu’s election agent, the candidate’s campaign team has been charged with violating the election legislation while holding pickets in the town of Shklou on 24 and 25 November.

Niakliayeu’s activists have been accused of alleged violation of canvassing regulations, namely for holding a picket in an unauthorized location.

However, Mr. Mihurski argues that the canvassing picket was held in a place authorized by local authorities.

On 25 November, a canvassing picket held by the activists of Uladzimir Niakliayeu’s in the village of Zakhody, Shklou district, was visited by chair of Shklou district election commission Aliaksandr Davydovich, who claimed that the picket had been arranged in violation of Article 45 of the Electoral Code. The Article requires that the information about a scheduled picket should be submitted to local executive authorities no later than two days before its conduct.

Piotr Mihurski admitted that the conduct of the picket was announced only one day before its beginning. However, he emphasizes that the delay was caused by local authorities unwillingness to issue certificates to the activists of Niakliayeu’s team.

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