News for 11 Aug 2015

Yury Rubtsou got transferred to Babrujsk colony

11.08.2015 Yury Rubtsou got transferred to Babrujsk colony

As the HRC “Viasna” learned on August 11, political prisoner Yury Rubtsou was transferred to penal colony №2 in Babrujsk. Most probably, it was done at the weekend, as on Friday he was still in the remand prison in Baranavičy.

Mahilioŭ region: district state-owned newspapers cover only activities of initiative group of Aliaksandr Lukashenka

11.08.2015 Mahilioŭ region: district state-owned newspapers cover only activities of initiative group of Aliaksandr Lukashenka

The district newspapers of the Mahilioŭ region pay little attention to the presidential electoral campaign in Belarus, concentrating more on the harvesting in the districts.

Salihorsk district newspaper criticizes observers for evaluation of process of creating district election commission

11.08.2015 Salihorsk district newspaper criticizes observers for evaluation of process of creating district election commission

The newspaper of Salihorsk District Executive Committee “Šachcior” violates the principle of electoral neutrality. The Executive Secretary of the edition Natallia Paulenka decided to struggle with the “unknown bold citizens” who “scribble articles in the Internt and try to misinform Salihorskers”.

Electoral precedent failed

11.08.2015 Electoral precedent failed

August 10, rejected the complaint of a number of citizens of Brest, who appealed the electoral proceedings.

Human rights activist appeals breach of law by Chair of Mahilioŭ Regional Election Commission

11.08.2015 Human rights activist appeals breach of law by Chair of Mahilioŭ Regional Election Commission

Mahilioŭ Regional Election Commission violates the law "On appeals of citizens and legal entities" by giving Russian-language replies to Belarusian-language appeals.

Forced collection of signatures in support of Lukashenka registered at Mahilioŭ enterprises “Stužka” and “Mažatex”

11.08.2015 Forced collection of signatures in support of Lukashenka registered at Mahilioŭ enterprises “Stužka” and “Mažatex”

Members of the electoral teams of alternative potential candidates told observers that while they were collecting signatures in support of their contenders the electors told them about the forced signing in support of Lukashenka at the enterprises “Stužka” and “Mažatex”.

Boycott stickers appear in Biaroza (photos)

11.08.2015 Boycott stickers appear in Biaroza (photos)

On Sunday morning, Biaroza residents were able to see stickers "Boycott" in different places of the town. Many of them still haven't been torn down by street cleaners and continue hanging on the private shops, bus stops and at lamp posts near houses.

Brest: signatures in support of Lukashenka's candidacy are collected by “assistant members of his electoral team”

11.08.2015 Brest: signatures in support of Lukashenka's candidacy are collected by “assistant members of his electoral team”

Violations related to the process of collecting signatures in support of Aliaksandr Lukashenka were registered by an observer from Brest.

Pickets “For Participation in Fair Elections” banned in Viciebsk

11.08.2015 Pickets “For Participation in Fair Elections” banned in Viciebsk

Viciebsk authorities prohibited the activists of the Conservative-Christian Party “Belarusian Popular Front” to hold a picket under the slogan “For Participation in Fair Elections” on August 9 and ignored their proposal to join the pickets.

Siarhei Hurenka: Police in Belarus regard every fan as terrorist

11.08.2015 Siarhei Hurenka: Police in Belarus regard every fan as terrorist

The coach assistant at Standard Liège compares football in Belarus and Belgium.

Young activist detained at “Kamienny Loh” border crossing

11.08.2015 Young activist detained at “Kamienny Loh” border crossing

A young activist Nasta Shaternik was detained at the border crossing point “Kamienny Loh”.

Baranavičy: human rights activist filed a complaint with the Prosecutor General's Office

11.08.2015 Baranavičy: human rights activist filed a complaint with the Prosecutor General's Office

A human rights activist from Baranavičy Siarhei Housha filed a complaint to the General Prosecutor against a verdict of the Baranavičy City and District Court, the determination of the Board on Civil Cases of the Brest Regional Court and the decision of the deputy chairman of the Supreme Court A. Zabara.

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