Orsha: mystery of two doors

2010 2010-12-13T20:16:53+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/orsha-dzvery.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 11 December observer Siarhei Trafimau watched a sitting of the Orsha Town Election Commission and noticed an interesting thing.

After the end of the sitting, the small hall of the Orsha Town Executive Committee where the ballots for the presidential election are kept was locked and sealed. However, there are two doors leading to the hall. One of them (from the corridor) was locked and sealed. The other one – (from the office of the chairperson) remained opened (the observer checked it by pushing the door).

Thus, we have a rather strange situation: one can enter the room where ballot boxes are kept through two doors. Why then must one of them be locked and sealed, if the other one remains open? The Orsha observers still don’t have an answer to this question.

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