Brest campaigners for electoral reform report harassment by security officials
Several Brest activists campaigning for the reform of the electoral legislation have been intimidated by local police and KGB employees, says the campaign’s member Viktar Chaikouski.
The harassment has been reportedly used after the lists of campaigners for the reform of the Belarusian Electoral Code was submitted to the Central Election Commission.
According to Mr. Chaikouski, the pressure has made a number of campaigners withdraw their signatures. However, there are over 40 persons in Brest region who wish to keep campaigning.
The campaign’s key requirements deal with the candidates’ right to delegate representatives to election commissions. The campaigners also demand that the vote count be separate as far as each candidate is concerned, and that the vote results be clearly visible to everyone present at the polling station.