Biaroza observers not allowed to attend signature verification

2015 2015-08-27T16:25:31+0300 2015-08-27T16:25:31+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Two observers accredited at the Biaroza district election commission, Siarhei Rusetski, who was nominated by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, and Tamara Shchapiotkina, proposed by collecting signatures of voters, were not allowed to be present during the verification of signatures collected for presidential contenders.

The official ban says that the verification of signatures will be carried out outside the meetings of the election commission: "You have the right to attend meetings of the district c election commission, which will consider, among other things, questions relating to the organization of validation of signatures in signature sheets and determining the procedure for the selection of signature sheets for verification.”

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