Salihorsk: sitting of executive committee is held in secret

2010 2010-11-04T21:12:21+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 2 November the Salihorsk District Executive Committee held a sitting to form the election commissions for the 68 precincts of the district. More than 700 people were included in the commissions including just one nominee of the opposition (he represents the Belarusian Leftist Party Fair World). All other nominees of this party and the United Civil Party weren’t included in the commissions.

According to the UCP representative Larysa Nasanovich, the party has already prepared a lawsuit against the ruling of the executive committee.

’They didn’t want to tell us the time of the sitting. Till afternoon we were told that no sittings were scheduled for this day, in the afternoon we were told that the sitting had already taken place in the morning. They didn’t give a substantial answer why only one of our nominees had been included in the precinct commissions,’ says the representative of Fair World in Salihorsk Kazimir Kavetski.

Bear in mind that observers of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee weren’t informed about the time and place of the sitting though they had made a special inquiry about it.

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