Biaroza district election commission created in less than 6 minutes

2013 2013-12-28T13:10:42+0300 2013-12-28T13:10:42+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

As human rights defenders learned from chief of the personnel department, Vitay Mshara, the executive committee received documents from 18 persons, 13 of them were eventually elected commission members. According to chairman of the district executive committee Yury Narkevich, these are people with experience.

The commission is comprised of proven and reliable persons: the Veterans Council, the Peace Foundation, "Belaya Rus", the Belarusian Republican Youth Union, the Women's Union and the Communist Party – 1 representative each, the rest having been nominated by collecting signatures and by labor collectives.

Opposition was represented by one person, Ihar Menshykau, member of BPF. However, Biaroza executive committee could not risk to allow the pro-dem activist working on the commission.

Tamara Shchapiotkina, local representative of the BHC, was not allowed to see the documents with information on places of work of the commission members. She was asked to write an application, and if the chairman of the executive committee allowed, then, according to Vital Mshara, it would be possible to see the nomination papers.

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