Independent observers unwelcome in Mazyr polling stations
Independent observers working in Mazyr (Homel region) have reportedly been threatened with detention, in case they come to poling stations on the voting day, 23 September.
According to observers Sviatlana Shulha, Shkrobat and Bialko, head of Mazyr constituency election commission told them they would be arrested.
The observers say the threats by Veranika Baikova are linked to extremely low voter turnout in the district (15%), which is the result of the observers’ work.
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