News for 3 Sep 2012

About Implementation of Candidates’ Right to Campaign on State TV, Radio and Mass Media

03.09.2012 About Implementation of Candidates’ Right to Campaign on State TV, Radio and Mass Media

As early as in the very beginning of the campaigning stage we have registered facts of censorship of campaign materials of some candidates.

Biaroza: candidate is demanded to change name of his electoral program

03.09.2012 Biaroza: candidate is demanded to change name of his electoral program

Two days after a candidate for the Parliament Aliaksandr Kabanau had passed his electoral program “Lukashenka is a deadlock. Fair elections are a way out of this deadlock” to the Biaroza district state-owned newspaper “Mayak” he received a telephone call from the chief editor, Aliaksandr Ivanou, who blankly demanded that the title of the program be changed, saying that otherwise it wouldn’t be published at all.

Barys Khamaida gets fined for calls to boycott

03.09.2012 Barys Khamaida gets fined for calls to boycott

The Vitsebsk oppositionist came to the center of the city with a poster “Boycott to the illegal election to the illegal parliament!”. He stood there for about two hours, after which he was guarded to the Chyhunachny District Court of Vitsebsk by officers of the Chyhunachny District Police Department of Vitsebsk.

Smarhon: trial of participants of action in memory of Rastsislau Lapitski

03.09.2012 Smarhon: trial of participants of action in memory of Rastsislau Lapitski

On 2 September civil activists of Smarhon marked an anniversary of the birth of the head of thena national underground resistance movement in Smarhon and Vialeika Rastsislau Lapitski, whom the Soviet authorities had executed by shooting in 1950.

Vitsebsk candidate Alena Famina searched twice at Belarusian-Polish border

03.09.2012 Vitsebsk candidate Alena Famina searched twice at Belarusian-Polish border

Alena Famina, a candidate for the Parliament at Vitsebsk-Horki election constituency #17, faced an unpleasant situation on her return from Warsaw where she visited her son. At first the Belarusian custom's officers examined her belongings right I the carriage, then set her down the train and conducted a personal examination, proposing her to voluntary declare some money.

Salihorsk dwellers don't know “their candidate”

03.09.2012 Salihorsk dwellers don't know “their candidate”

The head of the sylvinite concentrating plant of the second ore bureau of the open joint-stock company “Belaruskaliy” Uladzimir Pauliukevich was nominated a candidate to the Soviet of the Republic at a joint sitting of the Salihorsk District Executive Committee and the Presidium of the Salihorsk District Council.

Opposition candidates are unwelcome in Zelva

03.09.2012 Opposition candidates are unwelcome in Zelva

Ivan Sheha (Belarusian Popular Front Party) and Mikhail Karatkevich (Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World”) who run for the Parliament at election constituency #58 came to Zelva to specify the details of their meeting with the electors at the district Culture Palace. A meeting with another candidate, Ala Sopikava, has been appointed there well in advance, and appropriate posters have been posted as well.

Maladechna: candidate gets warned

03.09.2012 Maladechna: candidate gets warned

Constituency election commission #72 in Maladechna issued a warning to a candidate of the Belarusian Popular Front Party Yan Lahvinovich for non-presentation of a copy of the vacation leave presented to him in connection with the parliamentary election.

Brest: another picket ban left standing

03.09.2012 Brest: another picket ban left standing

The Brest City Executive Committee prohibited human rights defender Uladzimir Vialichkin, the head of the Brest regional organization of the United Civil Party Uladzimir Vuyek and the head of the Brest regional organization of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Ihar Maslouski to hold a picket in support of the imprisoned head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatksi and all other political prisoners in Belarus on 4 August.

Director General of Belarusian Potassium Company actively promoted by authorities

03.09.2012 Director General of Belarusian Potassium Company actively promoted by authorities

On 29 August representatives of the district executive committees and the Presidiums of the district councils of Bialynihy, Kruhliany and Shklou held joint sittings

Brest: court upholds prohibition of picket for free elections without Lukashenka

03.09.2012 Brest: court upholds prohibition of picket for free elections without Lukashenka

Brest Region Court turned down the appeal of the head of the regional organization of the United Civil Party Uladzimir Vuyek against the ban of a picket under the slogan “For Free Elections without Lukashenka”.

03.09.2012 Election surprise: TV debates canceled due to equipment failure

The "Belarus-2" TV-channel canceled recording of the deputy candidates debates due to breaking of the equipment.

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