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Maladziečna: BCD observer made to quit for fear of dismissal

As reported by the deputy coordinator of the organizing committee of the party Belausian Christian Democracy in the Minsk region Raman Hancharou, pressurization of the members of the organizing committee who participate in the election observation is going on in Maladziečna.

In particular, one of the long-term observers had to refused from electoral observation after receiving threats of dismissal at work, though the observation didn't interfere with his work. Another observer was also promised “trouble”, but nevertheless continues taking part in the monitoring.

Raman Hancharou, who took a vacation leave at his own expense, is also urgently summoned to work, though earlier there was no need in it.