Vitsebsk police search candidate’s car, seize election papers

2012 2012-08-31T15:55:45+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vitsebsk police searched the car of Aliaksei Haurutsikau, candidate running in constituency No. 18, seizing printed materials and other documents belonging to the activist and another pro-democratic candidate Alena Famina.

Aliaksei Haurutsikau says the car was searched on “theft” charges. Meanwhile, the policemen who searched the car admitted they were actually looking for printed materials and “banned literature”.

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