Five observers ejected from polling station in Minsk

2012 2012-09-23T22:22:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Five independent observers have been forced to leave polling station No. 449 in Minsk-based constituency No. 104, says Yury Salodkin, coordinator of the Tell the Truth campaign.

According to Yury Salodkin, at about 5 p.m. two men came to the polling station and showing their IDs to the head of the election commission said they were observers of the Belaya Rus pro-government pubic association. The men were extremely aggressive, provoked conflicts and threatened independent observers. After one of the independent observers asked for permission to charge the battery of his laptop, a Belaya Rus “observer” wrote a complaint against all the independent observers. As a result, all of them were ordered to leave the premises of the polling station.         

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