Baranavichy: doorkeepers collect signatures for pro-governmental candidate during working hours
Artsiom Babei, a member of the electoral team of
the prospective candidate at Baranavichy-Eastern election constituency #6 Ryhor
Hryk, collected signatures at a hostel in Kirau Street 73/2. He was joined by
Ryhor Hryk who decided to get registered at the book of visitors at the
hostel's front desk. However, suddenly he saw there a list with signatures in
support of his rival, pro-governmental candidate Aliaksandr Stsiatsko.
Many dwellers of the dormitory, questioned by Hryk and Babei, stated that doorkeepers of the hostel forced them to sign in support of Stsiatsko during working hours, even without asking to bring their passports.
Mr. Hryk asked to be given the complaint book in order to make an appropriate entry in it, but received a refusal. Then he called the police, which required written explanations from Babei, Hryk and Ye. Klim (the doorkeeper). Eventually, police lieutenant Ziankovich took the signatures sheet away and promised to discriminate in the situation.
Ryhor Hryk filied an appeal against the unlawful actions of the hostel workers to the head of Baranavichy-Eastern constituency election commission Tatsiana Shukala.