BHC observer demands to prosecute editor of state-run newspaper

2012 2012-08-29T14:47:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vasil Berasneu, observer representing the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, has addressed Vitsebsk regional executive committee with a demand to prosecute Mrs. Liubou Dziadziura, editor-in-chief of the Vitsebski Rabochy state-owned newspaper, for numerous facts of early campaigning.

The Electoral Code prohibits election campaigning before the registration of candidates. Meanwhile, the newspaper’s issue of August 2012 featured a number of articles campaigning for local pro-government candidates – Uladizmir Dzedushkin, head of Orsha district executive committee, and Piotr Shyknian, head of Lepel district executive committee.

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