News for 16 Nov 2010
16.11.2010 Supreme Court turns down complaint by HR defender
The Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint by human rights activist Uladzimir Malei, who urged the Court to publish personal data of Baranavichy town territorial election commission. Upholding an earlier decision by Brest Regional Court, the Supreme Court referred to lack of necessary legislative provisions for appealing refusals to disclose the data.
16.11.2010 Orsha canvassing locations secret?
No information on authorized canvassing locations in the town of Orsha has been yet made public, despite provisions of the CEC’s election schedule, according to which the local authorities were supposed to do so before 12 November.
16.11.2010 Babruisk pro-dem forces to demand increase of canvassing locations
On 16 November, a number of Babruisk pro-democratic activists launched a campaign for amending the authorities’ decision on authorized canvassing locations in the town. Babruisk executive authorities have authorized only four locations for maintaining election campaign activities, all of them located on the outskirts of the town.
16.11.2010 Barysau: meetings with voters to be held in remote places
Barysau district executive committee has specified four out-of-door locations for holding meetings with candidates, all of the places situated in unpopulated areas. At the same time, the neighbouring town of Zhodzina, which is three times smaller than Barysau, will have six authorized out-of-door canvassing locations.
16.11.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (November 8-14)
Out of 85 complaints against non-inclusion of 413 persons into PECs, the courts have rejected 83 (2 complaints remain unconsidered). The courts have ignored arguments about discriminatory attitude of executive committees to representatives of opposition political parties and justified their refusals by the fact that all the formal procedures of forming PECs had been observed.