Mahiliou: was there a real sitting for formation of precinct commissions in Leninski district?

2010 2010-11-02T02:11:46+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

This question is asked not only by the human rights activist Aliaksei Kolchyn, but by a number of democratic activists, who were nominated to the precinct election commissions of Leninski district.

According to the information that was posted at the Leninski District Executive Committee in the morning of 1 November, the sitting of the DEC at which the precinct commissions were to be formed was to take place… at 8 a.m. on 1 November!

’It’s quite interesting that I and other democratic activists brought the last documents to the organizational department of the Leninski District Executive Committee on Saturday evening and there was no announcement about the place and time of the sitting. The responsible officers were unable to tell anything concrete either,’ says human rights defender Aliaksei Kolchyn.

The human rights defender said that representatives of democratic organizations that have delegated their candidates to the precinct election commissions weren’t invited to the sitting though they asked for it in writing.

’That’s why we have doubts as to whether the sitting really took place’, says Aliaksei Kolchyn. ‘If the sitting was held, the proposals of opposition organizations weren’t considered at it. We'll talk with the leaders of democratic organizations that nominated their representatives to precinct election commissions to make them appeal against the decisions adopted at this ‘sitting’ at court, as opposition activists weren’t provided with any information about the holding of the sitting at all.’

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