Orsha court turns down appeals against non-inclusion of people in precinct election commissions

2012 2012-08-13T16:27:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/suddzia.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The court of Orsha and the Orsha district turned down the appeal of the Vitsebsk regional organization of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” against the non-inclusion of its members in the precinct election commissions of Orsha.

The trial was led by Judge Natallia Arkhipava in presence of assistant prosecutor Viktoryia Korsak.

As stated in the appeal, ten nominees of the “Fair World” weren't included in the precinct commissions without explanation of the reasons. The criteria for the choice of members to PECs remain unknown.

The court dismissed the appeal. According to the court ruling, “the arguments which were indicated in the appeal and drawn by the plaintiff's representative at the court hearing are not sufficient to grant the appeal, as far as the law provides no criteria for the inclusion or non-inclusion of representatives to precinct election commissions”.

A similar verdict was issued by this court concerning the appeal of the Vitsebsk regional organization of the “Fair World” against Orsha District Executive Committee, which had refused to include two representatives of the party in the PECs of the Orsha district.

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