Miyory district: participants of constituent assembly of BCD are forced to refuse from their signatures

2012 2012-01-10T18:23:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/bhd.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

This information was voiced by a Miyory resident, coordinator of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Bahuslau Matsuk. According to him, five people were subject to pressurization. The chief accountant of the collective farm “Paryzhskaya Kamuna” Natallia Laurenava was threatened with dismissal unless she revoked her signature in support of the establishment of the party. Andrei Lemianionak was visited by a police inspector and summonsed to the village council and the district executive committee. Two more activists were summonsed to the executive committee for a “talk”, and another one is blackmailed: they propose a better job for her husband in exchange of refusal from her signature.

According to Vitsebsk BCD coordinator Tatsiana Seviarynets, a Miyory-based participant of the constituent assembly (held on 17 December 2011) was also pressurized: “Our adherent Iryna Valter received an anonymous telephone call. An unknown man threatened her for her public activities.