Kozulin insisting on meeting with Supreme Court chairman 20:53, 14/03/2006
Presidential candidate Aleksandr Kozulin has asked Valentin Sukalo, chairman of the Supreme Court, to meet with him.
In his letter to the official, the educator-turned-politician notes that he and his aides have repeatedly complained about irregularities in the 2004 constitutional referendum and in the ongoing presidential race. "You have not bothered to reply, even in writing, to any of my complaints, displaying your disrespect for the candidate running for Belarus` presidency," the press office of Dr. Kozulin`s camp quotes him as saying in the letter.
"In such an important period for the country, you have no right to dodge meetings with presidential candidates for a discussion of the state of law and order in the country. I regard your refusal to meet with me as evasion of your official duties. Being the chairman of the Supreme Court, you should be the first to guard law and order in our country and resolutely prevent any flagrant violations of the law," the letter reads.
Dr. Kozulin has described current events in Belarus as "in fact a constitutional coup." "I insist on a personal meeting with you within the next two days," he says in the letter.
When reached by BelaPAN, the Supreme Court`s press office declined comment on whether the official received the letter.