News on the topic: elections-2015
29.01.2016 Human rights activists meet with OSCE ODIHR Director Michael Georg Link
Representatives of the political opposition and the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections” have met today with Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), to discuss the overall situation in Belarus following the October 2015 presidential election.
15.12.2015 Final analytical report on the results of monitoring the 2015 presidential elections by the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections"
Observation of the election of the President of Belarus is carried out by activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".
27.11.2015 PACE: Belarus needs to increase citizens’ trust in elections
Head of the PACE election observation mission Reha Denemeç has published a report about the presidential election held in Belarus on October 11, 2015.
11.11.2015 Biaroza officials refuse to provide information on election results
“The Biaroza district executive committee sees no reason to provide the results of voting at each polling station,” says a response received by observers Siarhei Rusetski and Tamara Shchapiotkina.
10.11.2015 Lidziya Yarmoshyna: Observers should enjoy exercisable right to observe vote count
Tamara Shchapiotkina, an observer from Biaroza, received yesterday a letter from the Central Election Commission sent in response to her complaint. The CEC chair Lidziya Yarmoshyna says that the observer knows “the position of the Central Election Commission on the matters raised in the complaint.” “It ensures the need of the observer to enjoy an exercisable right to observe the counting of votes.”
05.11.2015 Activist in Akciabrski fined over protest against election fraud
The District Court of Akciabrski, a town in Homieĺ region, has fined Alena Lutskovich, leader of the United Civil Party’s Young Democrats youth wing and an observer in this year’s presidential election, 2.7 mln rubles for staging a protest on October 30, when the activist displayed a poster saying “I have proofs that the election was rigged!”
02.11.2015 Baranavičy: Law enforcement authorities refuse to consider electoral fraud report
The Baranavičy interdistrict department of the Investigative Committee and the city Department of Internal Affairs refused to consider a request by former member of the city territorial election commission Viktar Syrytsa, who complained about alleged electoral fraud during the tabulation of voting results at polling station No. 36.
28.10.2015 Activist in Brest insists on opening criminal case over electoral fraud
Dzianis Turchaniak, an activist of the movement "For Freedom", has sent a complaint to the prosecutor of Brest against the Department of Internal Affairs of the city’s Maskoŭski district.
24.10.2015 Smarhoń: CEC ignores apparent vote rigging facts
Ales Dzerhachou, an independent observer from the town of Smarhoń, Hrodna region, has received a reply to his appeal submitted to the Central Election Commission. The observer sent photocopies of documents, which proved the discrepancy between the official data announced by the CEC and figures published in the protocols of election commissions at a number of polling stations in Smarhoń district.
23.10.2015 CEC fails to respond on the merits, says observer in Slonim
Ivan Bedka, an observer at polling station No. 10 in Slonim, Hrodna reigon, complained to the Central Election Commission, saying that the election commission members were mainly teachers of the school that hosted the polling station, with the head teacher being its chairman.
21.10.2015 Babrujsk: Election officials refer to loyal observers in rejecting complaints
Babrujsk observers of the campaign "Right of Choice" have received first answers from the territorial election commission. The replies that came from the Pieršamajski district election commission are exactly the same, they differ only in the names of the claimants.
21.10.2015 BPF member fired for observing elections
Liudmila Tserashonkava, a former employee of a Viciebsk-based sports school, says her dismissal was politically motivated.
21.10.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich comments on Lidziya Yarmoshyna’s statement
On October 19, head of the Central Election Commission Lidziya Yarmoshyna spoke in TUT.BY studio. Among other things, she commented on a series of video footage recorded at various polling stations. One of the videos was posted on the website of the Human Rights Center "Viasna".
20.10.2015 Vaŭkavysk prosecutors in the dark about electoral laws, says local observer
Following the election day procedures, Vital Huliak, an independent observer from the town of Vaŭkavysk, Hrodna region, has complained to the District Prosecutor's Office about alleged violations of electoral law, namely, violations of the procedure of vote counting at polling station No. 3.
20.10.2015 More people face charges over election day protest
More people have been formally charged with administrative offenses in connection with their involvement in a post-election protest held on October 11 in central Minsk.