33 speeches of UCP candidates not aired
11:44, — Politics
This statement was made by party leader Anatol Lyabedzka.
The United Civil Party (UCP) held a picket on September 13 near Riga shopping centre in Minsk. The picket was attended by UCP parliamentary candidates Anatol Lyabedzka, Stanislau Bahdankevich, Hanna Kanapatskaya, Mikalai Kazlou and Uladzimir Ramanouski. UCP activists were handing out leaflets calling not to vote at the parliamentary election, BelaPAN news agency reports.
Lyabedzka said the picket was a response to the refusal to air “the pre-election speeches, which lasted only five minutes, were pre-recorded and censored”. He says the fourth convocation of the House of Representatives proposed only three draft laws during four years. “It’s as if a worker of Gorizont plant produced three TV sets in four years, but received full pay for fours years,” the UCP leader made a comparison and reminded about political prisoners in the country.