Barysau: workers of BATE plant ask for notices confirming their early voting

2010 2010-12-16T03:36:55+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The observers of the For Freedom movement and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee who observed the early election at precinct election commission #7, located in secondary school #16 of the town of Barysau, witnessed a strange thing.

The workers of the BATE plant asked the precinct election commission members to issue them with notices confirming the fact of early voting, though the commission doesn’t have a right to issue such documents.

When the observers asked them about the reasons, the workers answered that they had an order from the director general of the enterprise, Anatol Kapski.

Meanwhile, in the recent answer of the Central Election Commission to the complaint of a human rights defender Aleh Matskevich concerning an unlawful electoral meeting with Lukashenka’s electioneering agent Anatol Kapski it was stated that he was on vacation since 1 December. Has he returned to work so quickly just to make his subordinates vote early?

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