Eight criminal cases on violations during presidential election were passed to courts


In particular, three members of the election commission of the 179th election circuit (the Pechenezhskiy district) are suspected of inclusion of false data into protocols during the run-off election on 21 November.

Two officials of the Pechenezhskiy district state administration and the local village council will be also brought to court. Representatives of the regional prosecutor’s office told that these officials had forced three members of the election commission to commit a crime, threatening to fire them.

Aleksandr Perepelitsa, the head of the department for supervision over investigation of criminal cases by investigating organs of prosecutor’s office of the Kharkiv region, informed that altogether the prosecutor’s office of the Kharkiv region instituted 20 criminal cases after the complaints about violations of laws during the conduction of presidential election.

Our correspondent

13 May 2005

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