Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

Праваабарончы цэнтр «Вясна» беларускі хельсінкскі камітэт


Mahilioŭ: administrative resources used in collecting signatures for Lukashenka

Aliaksei Paulouski, an activist of the nomination group the United Civil Party leader Anatol Liabedzka, says citizens are forced to sign for Lukashenka in Mahilioŭ.

As a result, the activist has submitted a complaint to the Central Election Commission and the Prosecutor's Office of Mahilioŭ.

“On July 30, while collecting signatures in a dormitory at 106 Hryshyna Street voters told me that they were ordered to come with their passports during the day and join a picket in support of Lukashenka and put their signatures for him. The process was supervised by the chairman of the executive committee Uladzimir Tsumarau, who was standing near the picket and watching people sign,” says Aliaksei Paulouski.

The activist says that citizens also reported that on July 29 workers at the Kirov enterprise were ordered by the administration and the trade union to come to the plant with their passports and sign for Lukashenka during the day.

Aliaksei Paulouski says that the cases are instances of abusing administrative resources. In his complaint, he requests a comprehensive inspection.

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