In Urveny village of Zdolbuniv rayon, opposition political forces have appealed to the court with a request to include around one hundred mental patients to the list of persons which vote at their place of residence. The issue of their inclusion in a separate list was considered on yesterdays' meeting of the PEC. Commission members took a decision not to include them in to the list at first, but at 20pm they have changed their mind. According to their certificates, most of included persons are suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

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