International observers will be given information, domestic ones will be not

2008 2008-09-28T12:59:27+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 26 September a sitting of Mazyr electoral constituency commission #42 took place. The commission adopted a ruling, according to which information will be given only to international observers, not to domestic ones. The commission’s secretary Veranika Ulasevich said that the Electoral Code had no enumeration of the information that could be demanded by observers and candidates’ proxies, that’s why such a ruling was absolutely legal.

At electoral constituency #5 members of precinct electoral commission #15 refused to inform observer Mikalai Severtsau about the number of early voters. At the same time, everyday they pass this information over the phone to an unknown person. When Severtsau addressed the constituency electoral commission with the same request, they answered that they didn’t have such information either. The observers managed to find, that members of precinct commissions reported over the phone to Baranavichy city executive committee. Then we have a question: who deals with the elections: electoral commissions or executive power organs? And where from does the Central electoral commission takes its numbers to given them to international observers then?

Human rights activists for free elections