News for 22 Nov 2010
22.11.2010 Pro-Lukashenka canvassing auto rally is an outrage against election legislation
According to the Belaruskaya Niva state-owned newspaper, on 19 November Saint-Petersburg activist launched a canvassing auto rally entitled ‘We are for Batska!’ The rally has been arranged by the Slavonic Brothers Russian society and AutoRadioClub.
22.11.2010 Brest Fair World activist keeps appealing election restrictions
Ms. Liudmila Dzenisenka, chair of Brest city office of the Fair World leftist party, has lodged a complaint with chair of Brest regional court against an earlier decision of Brest Leninski court, which upheld an administrative refusal to include the party’s representatives on local election commissions.
22.11.2010 Brest authorities block information on Ramanchuk’s visit
According to Marat Nestsiarenka, activist of Yaraslau Ramanchuk’s campaign team, Brest authorities blocked access to information on the candidate’s visit to the city on 21 November. A number of local state-run media refused to announce the visit due to ‘technical issues’. Brest authorities did not allow Ramanchuk’s campaign activist to post announcements in the city’s public places.
22.11.2010 Salihorsk residents demand deregistration of Lukashenka’s candidacy
A number of Salihorsk residents have submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court, demanding revocation of Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s registration as a presidential candidate. The claimants argue that Lukashenka’s registration is ‘illegal and runs counter to the Belarusian Constitution and subordinate legal acts.’
22.11.2010 Tax department to inspect HR activist Stefanovich
On 17 November, lawyer of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich received a demand to submit an income and property declaration to the Belarusian Tax Ministry. The activist is expected to provide the papers by November 30, despite the fact he has already submitted a declaration in March 2010.