News on the topic: local council elections-2010

Yauhen Basareuski: "the court minutes were evidently fabricated"

12.01.2013 Yauhen Basareuski: "the court minutes were evidently fabricated"

The Zhlobin member of the Belarusian Leftist Party "Fair World" Yauhen Basareuski, sentenced to three years of imprisonment by the Zhlobin District Court for alleged abused of office powers, received a copy of the minutes of the court sitting.

Salihorsk authorities beat a retreat: signatures can be collected in more places

06.10.2010 Salihorsk authorities beat a retreat: signatures can be collected in more places

Following the hard criticism of the local human rights defenders the Salihorsk District Executive Committee introduced changes to its previous ruling that determined the places where it was banned to hold electoral pickets.

06.10.2010 Slonim: activation of ‘Belaya Rus’

In Slonim district, signatures for Aliaksandr Lukashenka are most actively collected in the rural areas, often by representatives of such state NGOs as Belaya Rus and the Belarusian Republican Youth Union.

UCP activist Ulasevich fined

25.08.2010 UCP activist Ulasevich fined

Astravets Court fined local UCP activist Mikola Ulasevich for disobeying fire inspection officials, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

Ivan Kruk applies to General Procuracy

22.07.2010 Ivan Kruk applies to General Procuracy

Ivan Kruk, a former deputy of the Astravets District Council of Deputies, addressed the General Procuracy of Belarus with an open letter, asking the Prosecutor General to ‘give a legal assessment to unlawful actions of the Astravets district territorial commission for elections to the local Councils of Deputies of the 26th convocation and bring the guilty persons to criminal responsibility.’

Astravets: another trial of Ivan Kruk

02.07.2010 Astravets: another trial of Ivan Kruk

A new administrative case against Ivan Kruk, a local civil activist, is being considered in the town of Astravets.

Astravets: civil activist Ivan Kruk demands to punish local officials

08.06.2010 Astravets: civil activist Ivan Kruk demands to punish local officials

Ivan Kruk, an activist of the For Freedom movement, lodged complaints with the Chairperson of the Hrodna Region Executive Committee and the Hrodna Region Procuracy a complaint concerning violations that were committed by the local officials who had headed the Astravets Town Election Commission during the latest election.

Mazyr: opposition ex-candidate Uladzimir Tseliapun is dismissed from work

02.06.2010 Mazyr: opposition ex-candidate Uladzimir Tseliapun is dismissed from work

On 31 May, having returned to work from vacations, the member of the Belarusian Popular Front Party Uladzimir Tselyapun, a former candidate for the Homel Regional Council of Deputies at Palesskaya election constituency #43, received a notice about the termination of his labor contract since 30 January 2010.

CEC sees no violations of electoral laws in Mahiliou region

17.05.2010 CEC sees no violations of electoral laws in Mahiliou region

Seven opposition candidates, including representatives of the United Civic Party Mikalai Rasiuk, Yury Novikau and Siarhei Niarouny, members of the Freedom and Progress Party Aliaksandr Silkou and Yury Stukalau, as well as independent candidates Larysa Shukaila and Tamara Maskaliova, who were running for the local councils of Mahiliou region, received replies to their appeals against alleged electoral violations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

30.04.2010 Civil activists submit electoral violations report to CEC

The ‘Havary praudu!’ (‘Tell the Truth!’) civil campaign has issued a report on the results of the recent local council elections, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

  US Embassy in Belarus: Violations during local council elections should be investigated

30.04.2010 US Embassy in Belarus: Violations during local council elections should be investigated

The US Embassy calls on the Belarusian authorities to carry out an “open and unbiased” the facts of violations during the local council electoral campaign.

As BelaPAN learnt from the press service of the American diplomatic mission, as far as the embassy knows, there have been reports about violations on the election day and during the electoral campaign. In particularly, there were reports about “harassment of and pressure on independent candidates, restrictions during electoral campaign, violations at early voting and vote count, restrictions of activity of local and international observers.”

Ex-candidate fined BYR 875,000

30.04.2010 Ex-candidate fined BYR 875,000

Aleh Ramashkevich, ex-candidate for the Malaya Berastavitsa Village Council, was fined BYR 875,000 for posting canvassing leaflets on building walls, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

30.04.2010 Lawbreakers go to Chysts Council

As it was reported before, on 25 April 4 candidates running for the Chysts Village Council (Maladechna district, Minsk region) – Siarhei Miroshnikau, Halina Kurylovich, Alena Ulchyts and Stanislau Bazhko – appeared to be members of various local election commissions.

29.04.2010 Figures of voter turnout are fictional, says Mahiliou HR activist

Uladzimir Krauchanka, head of the Mahiliou Human Rights Center, lodged complaints with Mahiliou Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the Mahiliou Regional Election Commission and the Central Election Commission, demanding to cancel election results with pre-rigged minutes and carry out an inspection of the election commissions’ papers to verify the authenticity of voters’ signatures put down during the issue of ballots.

Echo of election: opposition appeals election results

29.04.2010 Echo of election: opposition appeals election results

The territorial and constituency election commission have only one day to consider the appeals against violations of voting procedures – both during the early vote and that on 25 April. Opposition representatives from various regions of the country have lodged numerous appeals against the violations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

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