News for 15 Oct 2010
15.10.2010 Sensation: police lieutenant colonel tells how elections are rigged in Belarus
Ballot boxes are sealed in a way that it is a child’s play to move this seal and throw in false ballots.
15.10.2010 Electoral fuss in Orsha district continues
Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections have already written about the numerous abolitions and amendments of rulings of the Orsha officials that concern the electoral campaign. Such things still continue there.
15.10.2010 Maladechna District Executive Committee changes list of places banned for electoral picketing
The website of the Maladechna District Election Commission finally published the information about amendment of the ruling enlisting the places that were banned for holding electoral pickets.
15.10.2010 Liozna: provocations at pickets
Officers of the Liozna District Executive Committee paid a visit to the electoral pickets of Ryhor Kostuseu and Ales Mikhalevich. There were also some unidentified persons who tried to tear leaflets with the biographies of the candidates out of the hands of the members of their electoral teams who held the pickets.
15.10.2010 Lidziya Yarmoshyna: Belarusian TV is not ready to hold debates live
The Central Election Commission issued a document on holding debates between presidential candidates
15.10.2010 Yeziaryshcha: schoolmaster warns teachers against signing for anyone but Lukashenka
As stated by the collector of signatures for Uladzimir Niakliayer Leanid Autukhou, the teachers and the technical personnel of the school of the town of Yeziaryshcha refuse to sign in support of nomination of any candidates for president but Aliaksandr Lukashenka, as the school administration threatens not to prolong the labor contracts to those who would do it. The threats were voiced at a general assembly of the school staff.
15.10.2010 Horki: information about places of work of election commission is kept in secret
’It is not easy to find about the places of work of members of the Horki District Election Commission’, says the correspondent of the newspaper Uzgorak Illia Zaranok. When I asked to ‘disclose the secret’, the officer of the Horki District Executive Committee and the member of the Horki District Election Commission Katsiaryna Karotkaya answered that this information was accessible for workers of the district executive committee only and the electors didn’t need to know it.
15.10.2010 Collection of signatures for Lukashenka is still accompanied with violations
Doctors of the Baranavichy polyclinic #7 (located in Budaunikou Avenue, 37), invented a new technique of collecting signatures in support of nomination of Aliaksandr Lukashenka as a candidate for the presidential election.
15.10.2010 Babruisk: intimidation of members of electoral team of Vital Rymasheuski continues
One of the co-founders of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, the member of the electoral team of Mr. Rymasheuski Iryna Navumovich faced with pressurization from the side of an unidentified official of the Babruisk Town Executive Committee.
15.10.2010 Mikhail Bashura to be given new charges
The representative of the accusation Halina Koneva asked the court to give her some time to prepare a new accusation. As a result, the judge of the Savetski District Court of Minsk Kiryl Palupekh announced a break in the proceedings till 10 a.m. on 18 October.