Prosecutor’s office washed its hand again
10:18, — Politics
The prosecutor’s office didn’t even take an investigation concerning the forced early and “carousel” voting at the polling stations of the Frunze constituency 101 in Minsk.
“The examination of your appeal showed that it doesn’t contain any information as to which state structures’ actions violated the citizens’ rights and legitimate interests and in what way. Also there is no information regarding which specific citizens’ rights were violated”, - the prosecutor office’s reply to the appeal says.
Further it is stated that “taking into account the stated above there in essence are no grounds for consideration of your appeal”, pyx.by reports.
“Instead of carrying out an inspection they respond that this is not possible because it could not have happened at all”, - the author of the appeal Ales Marchanka says.
The prosecutor office’s response surprised the experienced lawyers. In their opinion this appeal requires immediate prosecutor’s reaction.
First, because according to the article 26 of the prosecutor’s office law the subject of the prosecutor office’s control is exact and uniform implementation of all the legislation by all the organizations and citizens. Correspondingly, if there’s an appeal about a law violation that is a subject for the prosecutor’s reaction by itself. Second, there are no specific victims to the electoral law violation as the rules violated concern all the citizens. Third, the fact that the concrete violators are not mentioned is not a reason for refusal to consider the case.
In the case given the immediate task for the prosecutor’s office is to carry out an investigation and get other state structures involved in order to find out who violated the law and hold them responsible.
We would remind that on 20 September Ales Marchanka appealed to the Frunze district’s prosecutor’s office about the cases of forced early voting at the polling stations 367, 368 and 369 and organization of so-called “carousel”.
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