Prosecutor’s office of the Lugansk region instituted 143 criminal cases on brutal violations of election laws


This information was given to the agency “Parallel-Media” by senior counselor of justice V. Gromov, a deputy of the regional prosecutor.

Investigation of most of these cases is already completed and the criminal cases have been passed to courts for consideration. The most frequent violations of election laws are: illegal use of voting bulletins, forgery of electoral documents, incorrect calculation of votes or incorrect announcement of results of the election.

35 persons, mainly heads, members and secretaries of election commissions, have been already convicted by regional courts on the criminal cases connected with the election. “Now it is the turn of organizers of these crimes”, said V. Gromov.

So, the criminal case has been passed to court concerning the accusation of the former head of the Novopskovska district state administration in accordance with part 1 of Article 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (misuse of power or service authorities), who gave the direct instructions to the head and secretary of the election station on calculation of votes in favor of one of the candidates.

The accusation of preventing the realization of the electoral right was preferred to the farmer from the Belovodskiy district, who, on the market in the village of Barannikovka, demanded, with application of physical force, to stop the agitation for a candidate to President’s post.

The Leninskiy district court of Lugansk considers now the criminal case on accusation of illegal hampering the organization or conduction of meetings, rallies, marches and demonstrations. The case has been started against three dwellers of the Donetsk region, which, during the election campaign, applied physical violence against the adherents of candidate to President’s post V. Yushchenko. By now several other accomplices of this crime have been arrested, who will be brought to court soon.


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