Observers report trespassing at polling station in Zhlobin

2012 2012-09-23T18:14:38+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A policeman illegally penetrated Zhlobin-based polling station No. 29 at night, says Valery Rybchanka, candidate representing the Fair World party, quoting a report by local independent observers.

“At about 11.15 p.m. observers saw a person in plain clothes entering polling station No. 29. At the same moment, a policeman came out and guarded the entrance for nearly an hour, so that no one could enter the building. At 12.06 there appeared the same person in plain clothes carrying a pile of paper that looked like ballots,” says the candidate, who also agues he recognized the person as policeman Kotau.

When asked what he was doing at the polling station at that late hour, Kotau said he was checking his employee’s work.

“However, the employee was then outside the building, so what could have he checked there? I also asked to show the paper he was carrying, but he just turned away and left. Still, we managed to take photos of the person,” says Valery Rybchanka.

The incident is expected to be appealed at the Central Election Commission.

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