Vitebsk: BRSM posters at voting booths

2008 2008-09-25T00:11:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


BRSM posters can be seen everywhere at polling stations of Vitebsk-Horkauskaya district # 17, even on the voting booths.


Voters who are going to tick off the name of a candidate are reminded by the BRSM activists: “do not trust strangers in your choice!”, “do not cut down the branch on which you are sitting!” and “Vote for a strong and prosperous Belarus!”


It is difficult to argue against prosperity. However, we wonder, what would be the reaction of the election commission if other organizations, for example, those observing the election, offered to place their posters on the polling booths. The text could be the following: “According to Article 5 of the Election Code, elections are free: a voter personally decides if he or she should participate in the election, and who to vote for”. The quote will be especially interesting for those who are forced to vote early.


Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections