News for 18 Sep 2012
18.09.2012 Slutsk activist appeals fine
Slutsk civil activist Vital Amialkovich is appealing a fine imposed by the administrative commission of the district’s executive committee back on 6 September.
18.09.2012 Ideologues in charge of early vote in Salihorsk
The ideology department of Salihorsk district executive committee launched last week a campaign of forced early voting. The coercion is said to be exercised through the managers of local state-owned and private enterprises, say reports by employees.
18.09.2012 The dead invited to vote in Vitsebsk
Vitsebsk resident Volha Kavalenka has submitted a complaint to the constituency election commission, after she received an invitation to vote bearing the name of her husband, who passed away in 2009.
18.09.2012 Minsk police detain youth activists and journalists
Four activists of the Zmena youth wing of the Tell the Truth campaign have been detained this afternoon in Minsk.
18.09.2012 Election officials turn down complaints by BPF candidate Ryhor Kastusiou
On 17 September, Ryhor Kastusiou, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front running for Parliament in Shklou constituency No. 90, received replies to his complaints submitted to the central Election Commissions and the constituency election commission.
18.09.2012 Early vote started in Vitsebsk: students coerced, observer detained
The students of a number of education institutions of Vitsebsk have been forced to cast their ballots during lessons, observers at constituency No. 20 report.
18.09.2012 UCP observers face obstacles in Mahiliou
At least 30 observers representing the United Civil Party have been denied access to the polling stations in Mahiliou constituency No. 87, as the early vote stage of the election campaign started today.
18.09.2012 Ales Antsipenka: “Value of information about the elections seriously diminished”
The expert thinks that the devaluation of information for people is connected with the significant changes in the mood of the society. The majority of the Belarusians do not have positive expectations for the future (firstly, because of the traumatic experience of currency devaluation and inflation).
18.09.2012 Rejected candidate to sue election officials
Aliaksandr Solap, activist of the Tell the Truth campaign who was denied registration as a candidate on moral grounds, is going to sue the officials of the Central Election Commission and Slutsk constituency commission, the Infa-Kurier regional newspaper reports.