News for 17 Nov 2010
17.11.2010 Official results of signature verification doubtful, say HR defenders
On 12 November, the official web-site of Minsk city executive committee informed that the members of Minsk city election commission had assessed the accuracy of signature verification results. However, it turned out that the decision was not unanimous.
17.11.2010 Babruisk state-run newspaper engaged in pro-Lukashenka propaganda
The Babruiskaye Zhytssio state-owned newspaper has published an article, featuring pro-Lukashenka propaganda, despite prohibition of election canvassing before official registration of candidates.
17.11.2010 Pinsk officials dodge issuing canvassing regulations
Pinsk town authorities have not yet issued canvassing regulations, despite the forthcoming day of candidates’ registration. At the same time, they should have been specified authorized canvassing locations by 12 November.
17.11.2010 Canvassing opportunities in Maladechna decline
According to the newly published decision of Maladechna district executive committee has authorized but three locations for maintaining canvassing activities in the town. Only one of them is located out of doors – Victory Park, an unpopular place situated on the outskirts of Maladechna.
17.11.2010 Official reply to Maladechna HR activists arrives 19 days after appeal
Maladechna human rights defenders finally received an official reply from the district executive committee to their appeal lodged back on 29 October. However, under the Electoral Code, the reply should have been sent within three days after its submission.