Indefinite Hunger Strike against Election Results Declared in Astrakhan

posted 20 Mar 2012, 09:50 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Mar 2012, 09:51 ]
Source: (info), 16/03/12 

· Election rights  · Public protests  · Astrakhan region 

In Astrakhan on 15 March, six civic activists went to the Oblast's Electoral Commission where they announced that they were going on an indefinite hunger strike. As journalist Dmitry Florin reported, the action is a protest against violations that took place during the elections on 4 March. 

Among those taking part in the protest are Astrakhan Oblast Duma Deputy Aleksandr Kamanin, Evgeny Dunaev the former Chairman of the Astrakhan City Council, journalists and members of local electoral commissions. They read out an address to the Astrakhan Electoral Commission regarding the commencement of their unprecedented protest - an indefinite political hunger strike. [Read more]