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European Belarus Activists Appeal Election Commissions Decisions

European Belarus Activists Appeal Election Commissions Decisions

The complaints about the refusal to register have been filed with the Minsk City Election Commission.

Activists of the European Belarus civil campaign appealed against the election commissions' decisions, the press service of the campaign reports.

Iryna Khalip, Andrei Voynich, Maksim Viniarski and Vasil Zhorau demand to cancel the illegal decisions to refuse registration as candidates. The corresponding complaints were filed with Minsk City Election Commission on October 19.

- The decisions to refuse registration have been made illegally. Even taking into account the rejected signatures, they were obliged to register Iryna Khalip as a candidate. Vasil Zhorau and Andrei Voynich were not allowed to participate in the election because of the warnings given at the time of signature collection, even though they were nominated as BPF candidates. This is also a direct violation of the law. In the case of Maksim Viniarski, it is possible to talk about forgery of documents, since the commission had no claims when they were submitted - they confirmed that all the necessary documents had been submitted. Later, when the issue of registration was being considered, we were told that one of the photocopies was missing.

Obviously, the authorities simply play safe and put to sword" the most active and well-known candidates - those who showed themselves at the stage of signature collection, - European Belarus coordinator Yauhen Afnahel said.

The decision to refuse to register Iryna Khalip was taken by the election commission of Partyzanski constituency. The chairman is S. Yurenia.

The decision to refuse to register Andrei Voynich was taken by the election commission of Hrushauski constituency. The chairman is L. Filimonava.

The decision to refuse to register Maksim Viniarski was taken by the election commission of the Kalvaryjski constituency. Chairman - T. Berastsevich.

The decision to refuse to register Vasil Zhorau was taken by the election commission of the Staravilenski constituency. Chairman - B. Kruchkou.