Orsha observers apply to Investigation Committee

2012 2012-10-11T17:35:29+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/galasavanne-na-damu.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Mikalai Dziamidau and Yauhen Anishchanka, coordinators of the “For Fair Elections – 2012” campaign who observed the voting at the polling stations of the election constituencies #26 and 27, discovered a number of violations of the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus.

As a result, they decided to apply to the Orsha Investigation Committee in connection with violation of Article 54 of the Electoral Code, “Voting at the place of residence of an elector or participant of referendum at an election or a referendum”. According to their statement, facts were discovered at the polling station #18, 26 and 33 when the number of the ballots in the ballot boxes for home voters was several times larger than the number of the electors who voted at home.

Such violations, committed by the people who participate in the preparation and holding of elections and are either members of election commissions or state officials, can be punished under Article 192 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus – with a fine, corrective labor, personal restraint or imprisonment.