Slonim District Executive Committee prevents independent journalist from coming to its sitting

2010 2010-11-03T22:16:53+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The sitting on the formation of the precinct election commissions of the Slonim District was held by the Slonim District Executive Committee at 7.50-8.20 a.m. on 3 November.

A journalist of the private socio-political edition Hazeta Slonimskaya phoned to the executive officer of the DEC Alena Machalina 10 minutes before the beginning of the sitting and asked to be admitted to it. However, she answered that the sitting had already started and he phoned too late.

The long-term observer Ivan Sheha managed to get to the sitting. According to him, the formation of the precinct commissions followed the old scenario. It is still unknown whether any representatives of pro-democratic parties and NGOs were included in the commissions. The interested parties will learn about it only after the lists of members of the precinct commissions are published in the local state-owned press.

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