News for 3 Aug 2015

No apologies from Mikalai Lazavik

03.08.2015 No apologies from Mikalai Lazavik

Chairman of Hrodna regional organization of the United Civil Party Aliaksandra Vasilevich has received an official response to his complaint to the CEC. The Central Election Commission did not consider it necessary to apologize for the insulting words and legal illiteracy of its secretary Mikalai Lazavik.

Detained participants of punk concert near Minsk got released, violation reports sent back for revision

03.08.2015 Detained participants of punk concert near Minsk got released, violation reports sent back for revision

As reported by an organizer of the punk concert near Minsk, the detained participants of the concert were released and the violation reports against them were sent back to the police for revising.

Hrodna: collector of signatures for Liabedzka attacked by a stranger

03.08.2015 Hrodna: collector of signatures for Liabedzka attacked by a stranger

August 3 in the suburb of Farty in Hrodna, an unknown man assaulted Mikalai Voran, a collector of signatures for Anatol Liabedzka. He approached the electoral picket in a taxi several times, shouted out pro-Russian slogans and that he was Russian, charging on Mikalai Voran. The activist called the police, but the offender retired.

Ales Bialiatski sees no clear grounds for reducing the EU sanctions list

03.08.2015 Ales Bialiatski sees no clear grounds for reducing the EU sanctions list

As it became known today, the Council of the European Union by its decision dated 31 July lifted the sanctions from 24 Belarusian officials involved in the persecution and repression of civil society.

At "Mahilioŭkhimvalakno" signatures for Lukashenka are collected during working hours by non-members of his electoral team

03.08.2015 At "Mahilioŭkhimvalakno" signatures for Lukashenka are collected during working hours by non-members of his electoral team

According to the workers of the plant "Mahilioŭkhimvalakno" (“Mahilioŭ Chemical Fiber”), the collection of signatures was organized on July 23. Before that, the heads of all departments of the enterprise told the workers to come to work with passports, as signatures in support of the candidacy of Aliaksandr Lukashenka were being collected.

Websites of district executive committee of Mahilioŭ region provide information only about pickets in support of just one candidacy

03.08.2015 Websites of district executive committee of Mahilioŭ region provide information only about pickets in support of just one candidacy

Articles about the pickets for collecting signatures for nomination of candidates for the presidential elections have been published at a number of websites of the district executive committees of Mahilioŭ region.

Number of polling stations in Baranavičy gets bigger

03.08.2015 Number of polling stations in Baranavičy gets bigger

Second sitting of Baranavičy City Territorial Election Committee has been held in the building of Baranavičy City Executive Committee. Three questions have been considered there: the determination of the number and borders of the electoral precincts, the payment to members of TECs and the schedule of duty in August.

Čavusy authorities don't hide how they created electoral team of A. Lukashenka

03.08.2015 Čavusy authorities don't hide how they created electoral team of A. Lukashenka

The website of Čavusy regional newspaper "Iskra" published an article “Collection of signatures has started in Čavusy”.

Analytical report on the results of the weekly monitoring: July 23 – August 2

03.08.2015 Analytical report on the results of the weekly monitoring: July 23 – August 2

Observation of the presidential elections of the Republic of Belarus is carried out by activists of "Belarusian Helsinki Committee" and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

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