News on the topic: elections-2012

Human rights defenders send results of independent election monitoring to government agencies

22.07.2013 Human rights defenders send results of independent election monitoring to government agencies

About 200 copies of the book “Elections to the Chamber of Representatives of the Fifth Convocation. September 23, 2012. Results of Independent Observation.” were sent by the activists of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” to various government agencies, libraries, members of the Chamber of Representatives, embassies, and all those who are interested in the assessments of election law and conclusions of observers during the parliamentary elections in 2012.

Mikalai Ulasevich files sixth complaint to Supreme Court

13.06.2013 Mikalai Ulasevich files sixth complaint to Supreme Court

Civil activist from the Astravets district Mikalai Ulasevich filed the sixth appeal to the Office of Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus. All previous tappeals were returned to him without consideration on the merits. Mr. Ulasevich also attached to his appeal the 30-page complaint which was also filed to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus.

Siarhei Housha managed to get his cassation appeal considered after five months

15.03.2013 Siarhei Housha managed to get his cassation appeal considered after five months

On 14 March Baranavichy human rights defender Siarhei Housha received by mail a ruling of the head of the Supreme Court of Belarus Valiantsin Sukala abolishing the refusal of a judge of Brest Region Court (dated 4 October 2012) to consider his cassation appeal due to the alleged expiry of the terms of consideration.

Monitoring of Post-Election Events

21.01.2013 Monitoring of Post-Election Events

Monitoring of Post-Election Events Following the Election to the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the 5th Convocation

Investigative Committee: observers were detained after election because riot police were looking for terrorists

09.01.2013 Investigative Committee: observers were detained after election because riot police were looking for terrorists

The Tsentralny District Department of the Investigative Committee in Minsk responded to complaint concerning the illegal detention of participants in the project "Election Observation: Theory and Practice."

Constitutional Court ignores proposals by Homel pro-dem activist

17.12.2012 Constitutional Court ignores proposals by Homel pro-dem activist

Ihar Sluchak, former candidate for Parliament in Homel-based constituency No. 34, received a reply to his appeal issued by the Constitutional Court. In his appeal, the pro-democratic activist urged the Constitutional Court to order the review of his earlier complaint at the Supreme Court of Belarus.

Chief editor of "Bobruyskiy Kuryer" keeps applying to the prosecutor's office and receiving answers from the police

14.12.2012 Chief editor of "Bobruyskiy Kuryer" keeps applying to the prosecutor's office and receiving answers from the police

The chief editor of the "Bobruyskiy Kuryer" newspaper Anatol Sanatsenka has finally received an answer to the appeal he had filed to the prosecutor's office more than a month ago.

Mahiliou: ex-candidate Paulau left without compensation for moral damage

13.12.2012 Mahiliou: ex-candidate Paulau left without compensation for moral damage

On 12 December the Mahiliou District Court considered the cassation and private appeals of a civil activist Aliaksei Paulouski against the verdict of the Leninski District Court of Mahiliou on his lawsuit against the member of the Chamber of Representatives (the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament) Eduard Siankevich.

Parliamentary Election: Final Report

13.12.2012 Parliamentary Election: Final Report

Election to the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the 5th Convocation. Republic of Belarus, 23 September 2012.

Mahiliou: Yury Novikau continues appealing against the confiscation of informational materials for observers

03.12.2012 Mahiliou: Yury Novikau continues appealing against the confiscation of informational materials for observers

The Mahiliou coordinator of the “For Fair Elections” campaign is dissatisfied wit the verdict of the judge Ratnikava of the Mahiliou Leninski District Court of 11 September 2012 and the verdict of the judge Kachalava of 18 November 2012.

Ivan Kruk files another appeal against the police actions

03.12.2012 Ivan Kruk files another appeal against the police actions

On 21 September the environmental activists Ivan Kruk and Mikalai Ulasevich were detained by the police. The detainees' apartments were searched, Kruk and Ulasevich were questioned concerning the alleged distribution of illegal electoral agitation matter.

Ihar Sluchak asks the Constitutional Court to initiate Electoral Code amendment

01.12.2012 Ihar Sluchak asks the Constitutional Court to initiate Electoral Code amendment

A former candidate for the parliament Ihar Sluchak applied to the Constitutional Court. During the latest parliamentary election he ran at the Homel-Savetskaya election constituency #34. A thorough monitoring was held by the campaign “For Fair Elections” almost at all precincts of this constituency. According to the observers, the turnout was falsified: the real percent was 35, not 60, as reported by the election commissions.

Baranavichy police reject early vote rigging allegations after two months of “investigation”

20.11.2012 Baranavichy police reject early vote rigging allegations after two months of “investigation”

On November 19, human rights defender Siarhei Housha received a response from the Department of the Interior of Baranavichy city executive committee signed by its deputy chief Colonel Aliaksandr Trafimau. The police official succinctly summarizes that no trustworthy data on forcing the students of Baranavichy State University to early voting in the parliamentary elections has been received during the consideration of Siarhei Housha’s statement.

Attempt to punish election riggers turns fruitless in Orsha

19.11.2012 Attempt to punish election riggers turns fruitless in Orsha

Orsha town police department sent a response to local coordinator of independent election observation campaign Mikalai Dziamidau, who demanded to prosecute election officials involved in fraud.

Brest: ex-candidate not allowed to familiarize with materials of the case brought on his request

12.11.2012 Brest: ex-candidate not allowed to familiarize with materials of the case brought on his request

Aliaksandr Melnik, a former candidate for the parliament at the Brest-Western constituency #1, strives for imposing administrative punishment on the head of the precinct election commission #39 Leanid Valabuyeu who prohibited him from being present during the vote count.

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