News for 5 Sep 2012

Shklou: pro-governmental candidate uses office powers for agitation

05.09.2012 Shklou: pro-governmental candidate uses office powers for agitation

On 5 September the parliamentary candidates running at Shklou election constituency #90 Ryhor Kastusiou (from the Belarusian Popular Front Party) and Zinaida Mileshchanka (“Fair World” Party) appealed unlawful actions of their rival, deputy head of the State Control Committee of Belarus Aliaksandr Aheyeu, to the constituency election commission,

Asipovichy: constituency election commission threatens to deprive opposition candidate of registration

05.09.2012 Asipovichy: constituency election commission threatens to deprive opposition candidate of registration

Constituency election commission #89 in Asipovichy blankly demanded that Albert Yaumenau, a candidate from the Belarusian Popular Front Party, presented a note from his job confirming that he was on a vacation leave in connection with the election. The commission threatens to deprive him of the registration as a candidate in the case he doesn't fulfill this requirement.

Baranavichy: parliamentary candidate Charnavus is required to refrain from criticizing local authorities

05.09.2012 Baranavichy: parliamentary candidate Charnavus is required to refrain from criticizing local authorities

Mikalai Charnavus, a candidate for the Parliament running at Baranavichy-Western election constituency #5, presented his electoral program for publication at the state-owned newspaer “Nasha Krai”.

Brest procuracy warns Andrei Sharenda

05.09.2012 Brest procuracy warns Andrei Sharenda

The Brest procuracy issued the civil activist Andrei Sharenda with a warning taking into account some “circumstances witnessing a violation of the Law “On mass events” (during his participation in the peaceful post-election protests on 19 December 2010 in Minsk).

Supreme Court turns down two more appeals against non-registration of opposition candidates

05.09.2012 Supreme Court turns down two more appeals against non-registration of opposition candidates

Vitsebsk activist of the civil campaign “Tell The Truth” Siarhei Parsiukevich was going to run at Vitsebsk-Kastrychnitskaya constituency #20. However, the constituency election commission didn't register his candidacy, stating that a part of the signatures in his support were invalid. The Central Election Commission and the Supreme Court upheld this decision.

Went to election — deprived of status of individual entrepreneur

05.09.2012 Went to election — deprived of status of individual entrepreneur

A parliamentary candidate Illia Dabratvor was deprived of the status of individual entrepreneur.

Viktar Karniayenka got stripsearched at the border

05.09.2012 Viktar Karniayenka got stripsearched at the border

One of the coordinators of the campaign "For Fair Elections" was released only at 2 a.m.

Brest: missing activist found at detention center

05.09.2012 Brest: missing activist found at detention center

Vital Koush was found by his parents and wife. This was reported by human rights activist Raman Kisliak. According to him, the relatives of Vital revisit Brest district police department and the city detention center. There the staff confirmed that Vital Koush is into custody, reports "European Radio for Belarus".

Leanid Padiaretski released for TV debates

05.09.2012 Leanid Padiaretski released for TV debates

Candidate from the Belarusian Social Democratic Party "Hramada" Leanid Padbiaretski was released from the police to record the TV debates, reports RFE/RL.

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