News for 24 Sep 2010
24.09.2010 Campaigning for Lukashenka already underway
Local pro-state media have already started the pre-election campaign of the current president Aliaksandr Lukashenka, despite the fact he has not yet officially announced his run in the forthcoming presidential election.
24.09.2010 Salihorsk residents support Pahaniayla’s initiative
A number of Salihorsk residents have addressed the Central Election Committee with a demand to dismiss the registration application of the current president Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Earlier, a similar statement was made by the famous Belarusian human rights activist Harry Pahaniayla.
24.09.2010 Council of Europe regrets confirmation of death penalty by Supreme Court in Belarus
Council of Europe Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, announced today that he is “deeply saddened” by news that the appeals of two prisoners on death row in the city of Grodno were rejected by the Supreme Court.