Early vote all-out effort seizes Minsk universities

2010 2010-04-23T19:22:54+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/studenctva.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Today, on 23 April, an urgent meeting of rectors of Minsk universities is due to be held by the Ministry of Education. By 14 p.m. all students living in hostels were ordered to have cast their ballots, says a university professor.

Students are said to be freed from classes so that they could be able to vote.

‘Every dean’s office has a list of those who have voted early and those who haven’t. This affects the students living in hostels,’ says the teacher.

 Administrations of some universities are attracted to take part in the early vote by ‘a carrot’ – the students of Belarusian State Medical University were promised to be given three days-off in case they voted earlier.

‘Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections’