News for 21 Oct 2010
21.10.2010 Babruisk journalist harassed over election publications
Independent journalist Dzmitry Rastayeu has reportedly been fired by the editorial board of the Vecherny Bobruisk state-run newspaper, following a critical article on the current election campaign published by the Belgazeta independent weekly.
21.10.2010 Canvassing in students’ hostels illegal, says Hrodna regional election commission
Aleh Kalinkou, activist of Uladzimir Niakliayeu’s campaign team, was not let into the students’ hostel of Hrodna Medical College. The activist appealed the violation at Hrodna Leninskaya election commission.
21.10.2010 Proposals by Barysau HR activist rejected by CEC
On 20 October, Barysau human rights activist and observer Aleh Matskevich received a reply to his proposals submitted to the Central Election Commission back on 15 October.
In her reply, the CEC Chair Lidzia Yarmoshyna says that the activist tried to establish new legal provisions, which is beyond the authority of the CEC.
21.10.2010 Mahiliou constituencies formed with violations, says local HR activist Bukhel
Mahiliou authorities violated the electoral legislation while forming local constituencies, says human rights activist Barys Bukhel.
Namely, the executive authorities failed to coordinate their decisions with territorial election commissions.
21.10.2010 Observers not invited to election commission meeting
Hrodna observers Sviatlana Rudkouskaya and Raman Yurhel were not invited to the meetings of two local election commissions in violation of the provisions of the electoral legislation.
The meetings’ objective was to form local constituencies.
21.10.2010 Anarchist activist Sliusar still in prison
Babruisk prosecuting authorities have extended detention of Siarhei Sliusar, activist of the anarchist movement, arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack on the town’s KGB building back on 16 October.