Where can signatures in support of candidacies be collected in Drybin, Horki and Mstsislau?

2014 2014-02-14T16:51:13+0300 2014-02-14T16:51:13+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/podpisy-zbor.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The authorities of these cities seem to have done everything possible to limit the possibility of collecting signatures on the streets.

If we analyze the decisions "On the definition of places prohibited picketing for the purpose of collecting voter signatures for nomination of candidates for deputies of local Councils of Deputies of 27 convocation" adopted by the Horki, Drybin and Mstsislauye distroct executive committees, it becomes clear that there are virtually no useful places for it.

In Horki, the ban on the electoral pickets was imposed on the territories near the train and the bus station, Central Square, Yakubouski Square, the territory adjacent to the educational building No. 9 of the Belarusian State Agricultural Academy, where hundreds of students and teachers walk everyday.

It is also prohibited to collect signatures near the court,
the prosecutor's office, the police department, the post office (where hundreds of people walk everyday as well), near the hospital and the policlynic and so on and so forth.

A similar
situation can be observed in Drybin. There it is prohibited to collect signatures near the railway station, the local executive and administrative bodies, courts, prosecutors' offices, military commissariat, police departments, agencies and departments for emergency situations, the territories of the organizations providing the vital functions of the population... Besides, pickets are not allowed in the park "Kropelka" and in the park on Lenin Street.

In Mstisla
u everything is almost the same, but there are more details. The ban concerns the landing platform, stopping points, areas near the center of banking services, cash settlement center, "Vodakanal", " Zhylkamhas" and so on.

As a result , the
re are so many "forbidden places" that activists prefer the old and proven way – to go from door to door.