Stavropol: The Situation in Lermontov has Deteriorated Dramatically

posted 27 Feb 2012, 13:39 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Feb 2012, 13:40 ]
Source: (info), 22/02/12 

· Electoral Rights  · Right of assembly  · Human rights defenders  · Stavropol region 

Human rights defenders from the Movement For Human Rights have issued an urgent statement regarding the dramatic events in the Stavropol town of Lermontov. 

Dramatic events are taking place in a suburb of Pyatigorsk, in the town of Lermontov. The courts have removed all independent candidates from the elections. 

The statement by the Movement For Human Rights reports that local residents, outraged at the removal of independent candidates from the elections for local self-government bodies, began a protest action occupying the town administration building and beginning a hunger strike. [Read more]