News for 2 Mar 2010
02.03.2010 Vitsebsk police consider mass actions as business events
Businessmen have faced an unusual interpretation of the constitutional right to freedom of assembly.
02.03.2010 UCP member put before ultimatum
The administration of the Mineral Wax Plant in the village of Svislach (the Pukhavichy district, the Minsk oblast) told to one of the employees: either you work or run in the elections.
02.03.2010 Vitsebsk: working collectives nominate candidates
The nomination of candidates to the local Soviets of Deputies by working collectives started in Vitsebsk. As a rule, working collectives nominate those who are supported by administrations of enterprises and state organs and authorities. During the recent years not a single independent or oppositional candidate has been nominated by a working collective.
02.03.2010 Tatsiana Shaputska lodged claim against Belarusian State University
The Young Front activist appeals against her unlawful expulsion from the university. According to the information given by Tatsiana in an interview to the ERB, she lodged the claim on 28 February with the Maskouski district court in Minsk.
02.03.2010 Orsha: observer cannot receive information about initiative groups
Actions of the territorial election commissions in the Orsha district raise doubts about the transparency of the election campaign.
02.03.2010 Election precincts: information from regions
According to the timing schedule of the elections to the local Soviets of Deputies of the 26th Convocation, the local administrations needed to establish by 23 February election precincts, determine their addresses and boundaries and publish this information within ten-day term.
02.03.2010 Mazyr: United Civil Party nominated ten persons to precinct commissions
On 28 November the Homel oblast organization of the United Civil Party nominated its representatives to precinct election commissions in the constituencies where UCP members intend to run. At the same sitting it was decided to nominate representatives of the Homel oblast organization of the United Civil Party to the sittings of the state organs responsible for the formation of polling station election commissions.
02.03.2010 Zhlobin ideologists published election booklet
Zhlobin ideology workers have published ‘instructional support to ideology workers in working collectives and for work with population at the place of residence’.
02.03.2010 Polish Embassy protests against slander of Belarusian TV
The Embassy of Poland in Minsk has spread a communiqué denying information of the Belarusian state-run TV channels.