News for 18 Nov 2010
18.11.2010 Salihorsk HR defenders appeal decision by local authorities
A number of Salihorsk human rights activists have submitted a complaint to the Central Election Commission against a decision by local executive authorities, severely restricting the number of authorized canvassing locations.
18.11.2010 Sannikau’s campaign team appeal canvassing restrictions
Ryhor Kryvitski, Mazyr activist of Andrei Sannikau’s campaign team, has lodged a complaint with the Central Election Committee and Mazyr district executive committee, arguing that the decision by local authorities on canvassing procedures violates the Electoral Code, since it considerably restrains opportunities for maintaining an efficient political campaign in the district.
18.11.2010 OSCE mission meets Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections activists
On 17 November, representatives of the OSCE election observation mission to Belarus Geert-Hinrich Ahrens, Boris Dyakonov and Aijana Bekkulieva met with the activists of the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections civil campaign Aleh Hulak, Valiantsin Stefanovich, Hary Pahaniayla, Dzmitry Charnykh and Uladzimir Shcherbau.
18.11.2010 List of authorized canvassing locations violates candidates’ rights, says Brest HR activist
According to Brest human rights defender Raman Kisliak, the list of authorized canvassing venues in the city severely restrains the rights of Presidential candidates.