Tell the Truth potential candidate urges election officials not to register pro-government rival

2012 2012-08-22T15:15:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Leanid Padbiaretski, member of the Tell the Truth civil campaign and Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) running for Parliament in Mahiliou constituency No. 84, has addressed the constituency’s election commission with a demand not to register pro-government potential candidate Uladizmir Vasilenka as candidate.

The pro-democratic activist argues that members of Mr. Vasilenka’s initiative group collected signatures for his nomination in one of the city’s hostels with the use of administrative resources. Meanwhile, employees of the hostel were ordered not to allow other campaigners canvassing inside the hostel.

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