Mazyr: person nominated to electoral commission without real assembly of working collective

2008 2008-08-07T19:20:25+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

When the list of members of Mazyr district electoral commission #42 was published it was found out that one of its members, Ivan Navitski (deputy director on ideology of the open stock company Belaruscable) was not really nominated by the working collective of this enterprise, as such an assembly had not been collected.

On 21 July Pavel Nazdra, a member of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party, who had also tried to get nominated to the commission (more than 140 persons had signed for him) applied to the prosecutor of Homel oblast asking to check-up the legality of Navitski’s nomination to the commission. Homel oblast procuracy directed the case for consideration by Mazyr interdistrict procuracy and informed Mr. Nazdra about it.

On 7 August (more than legally allowed ten days) Mr. Nazdra received the answer that the case had been directed for consideration by the head of Homel oblast executive committee Yakabson (an official of the organ which had created the electoral commissions).

Now Pavel Nazdra intends to appeal against the bureaucracy and protractions of Homel oblast procuracy to Prosecutor General of Belarus and the Central electoral commission.

Human rights activists for free elections