News for 22 Sep 2012

  Another observer warned in Mahiliou

22.09.2012 Another observer warned in Mahiliou

Valery Beraziyenka, leader of Fair World’s Mahiliou office working as an observer in constituency No. 45, was warned yesterday by election commission for alleged interference with the activities of election officials.

Luninets candidate faces obstacles

22.09.2012 Luninets candidate faces obstacles

In the last days of election campaigning, the executive authorities of the town of Luninets (Brest region) have prevented candidate Vital Karatysh (constituency No. 13) from having a number of meetings with voters at state-owned enterprises and organizations. Apart from that, his election posters have been stolen.

Fair World observer ejected from polling station in Zhlobin

22.09.2012 Fair World observer ejected from polling station in Zhlobin

Mrs. Ilona Tkachova, election agent of candidate Valery Rybchanka, member of the Fair World party running in Zhlobin constituency No. 40, has been expelled from polling station No. 15.

Human rights defender demands to cancel early vote results in polling station in Vitsebsk

22.09.2012 Human rights defender demands to cancel early vote results in polling station in Vitsebsk

Human rights defender Pavel Levinau has addressed the Central Election Commission with a complaint against polling station election commission No. 52.

Colors of childhood for Ales Bialiatski

22.09.2012 Colors of childhood for Ales Bialiatski

Ales Bialiatski often writes that he keeps receiving many postcards from various offices of Amnesty International, mainly from Great Britain and the Netherlands. One of his recent letters Ales told of motley fireworks of postcards from Dutch children, who painted his prison days in emotional colors.

Swedish journalists denied Belarusian visas

22.09.2012 Swedish journalists denied Belarusian visas

Swedish journalists were denied Belarusian visas after arriving at Minsk-2 international airport last evening.

Monitoring Report on Election Campaigning

22.09.2012 Monitoring Report on Election Campaigning

The legal basis for this year’s election campaigning was the amended version of the Electoral Code, which extended campaigning opportunities as compared to the parliamentary elections in 2008; however, the use of the new standards was curtailed by the executive authorities, resulting in a large number of candidates from the opposition parties being unable to transmit their position to the voters.

 CEC: Prompts have no “legal significance”

22.09.2012 CEC: Prompts have no “legal significance”

“A mark in any box of a sample ballot paper has no legal significance,” says the Central Election Commission in its reply to a complaint by Maladechna observer Ales Kaputski.

600 election boycott leaflets seized in Brest

22.09.2012 600 election boycott leaflets seized in Brest

Brest police detained last evening three activists of Brest-based pro-democratic coalition “Spadchyna” (“Heritage”), as they were distributing leaflets calling for a boycott of the elections.

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