Analytical weekly report on the results of observation: June 7-12

2016 2016-06-13T12:47:50+0300 2016-06-20T11:37:29+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/logo_eng.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Election observation is carried out by activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" within the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections”.

CONCLUSIONS

- the 2016 parliamentary elections started against the background of a difficult geopolitical situation in the world and Europe, primarily in connection with the Russian-Ukrainian conflict;

- the elections are accompanied by adverse trends in the social and economic development of Belarus;

- the campaign has a more favorable domestic political background as compared to last year's presidential election;

- the Belarusian authorities have not abandoned the repressive practices against opponents of the regime: peaceful protesters are still subjected to administrative responsibility, political parties and public associations are still denied official registration, other civil and political rights of citizens are restricted;

- the Belarusian authorities have not taken any measures aimed at systemic and qualitative changes in the field of human rights, especially at the legislative level;

- in preparation for the elections, the Belarusian authorities only took into account a few recommendations made by the OSCE ODIHR and the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" following the observation of the previous campaign.

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