News for 31 Mar 2010
31.03.2010 Catch-22 in ‘improved’ Electoral Code
Vitebsk human rights activists addressed the chair of the Central Election Commission with a statement pointing out a legal conflict in the Electoral Code.
31.03.2010 Homel election commission meets claim by BPF candidate
On 30 March the Homel Regional Election Commission reversed the decision by the constituency election commission #43 and registered Belarusian Popular Front activist Uladzimir Tseliapun as eligible for running for the Homel Regional Council. At the same time, the Commission dismissed the activist’s other appeal, refusing registration as a candidate for the Mazyr District Council, after part of the voter’s signatures collected by his campaign team were repeatedly found fake.
31.03.2010 Svetlahorsk candidates inquire into electoral violations
Four candidates running in the constituencies of the town of Svetlahorsk, including ‘Just World’ members Sviatlana Mikhalchanka and Uladzimir Korsun, UCP member Tatsiana Naskova and BPF activist Viktar Akhramchuk, addressed the District Elections Commission with a letter, demanding explanations on deviations in the number of voters in different constituencies.
31.03.2010 Franak Vyachorka let off from army to start agitation campaign
A deputy contender running for a seat in Mazyr District Council in constituency #25 Franak Vachorka has been temporarily let off from the army to be able to start his agitation campaign. According to “Belarusian Partisan”, a warrant officer has been assigned to watch the young politician.
31.03.2010 Miron's identity not established by court
Judge Uladzislau Shyrokau suspended consideration of the case of Vitsebsk-based oppositionist from Vitsebsk, Barys Khamajda, who had been charged with hanging a white-red-white flag.
As infromed by Radio Svaboda, the report on petty hooliganism was suspended as there were no proofs of Barys Khamajda's guilt.