Salihorsk: CIS observers met only with state officials

2010 2010-12-06T19:20:16+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

As we learned, the observers of the observation mission of the Commonwealth of Independent States Albert Druzhinin and Vasiliy Astreyko came to Salihorsk. They met with a representative of the Salihorsk District Election Commission and visited several election precincts in Salihorsk and the surrounding villages. They didn’t hold any meetings with the local human rights defenders or independent observers.

’We weren’t very surprised with the fact that the CIS observers didn’t find any time to meet with us, but we had some hopes for it, as the latest geopolitical changes let us hope for a more serious approach of CIS representatives to the process of the election observation. We would be glad to tell them about the preliminary results of our work, as we did during the meeting with observers of the ODIHR OSCE,’ said Leanid Markhotka, a long-term observer of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee in the Salihorsk district.

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