Proposals by Baranavichy HR activists to be considered in future, says CEC
On 19 October, Baranavichy human rights defenders Siarhei Housha and Karnei Piatrovich received a reply from the Central Electoral Commission to their earlier statement on alleged violation of the Electoral Code.
The human rights activists reported that two members of local election committee were activists of Lukashenka’s campaign team, and suggested amending the current legislation to ensure equal rights to other Presidential hopefuls.
In her official reply, the CEC Chair Lidzia Yarmoshyna admits the fact, but states that ‘they did not take part in the canvassing activities’, and therefore their membership on the current President’s initiative group will not affect the unbiased stance of Baranavichy election committee.
At the same time, the CEC Chair said that the proposals by the Baranavichy human rights activists might be considered during future improvement of the electoral legislation.
‘Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections’