News for 13 Aug 2015

Early voting won't be held at 43 precincts in Homieĺ region

13.08.2015 Early voting won't be held at 43 precincts in Homieĺ region

1,070 polling stations have been established in Homieĺ region, including 43 polling stations, at which no early voting will be held. Two such polling stations were establushed on the basis of police departments and the units of the internal military forces.

Collector of signatures for Tatsiana Karatkevich detained in Mikaševičy

13.08.2015 Collector of signatures for Tatsiana Karatkevich detained in Mikaševičy

Leanid Dubanosau was detained at about 8 p.m. on August 12, while collecting signatures at the entrance to a porch of house No. 29 in Pieršamajskaja Street.

Baranavičy activists congratulate father of Mikalai Statkevich on son's birthday

13.08.2015 Baranavičy activists congratulate father of Mikalai Statkevich on son's birthday

August 12, representatives of Baranavičy political parties and NGOs visited Viktar Statkevich and congratulated him on the 59th birthday of his son Mikalai, who is serving a sentence in the Mahilioŭ prison.

Extreme passiveness of election campaign in Sluck

13.08.2015 Extreme passiveness of election campaign in Sluck

Sluck representatives of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee state an extremely low activity of potential presidential candidates and their initiative groups. The local media and residents show little interest in the elections, too.

Head of Anatol Liabedzka's electoral headquarters asked not to break the law

13.08.2015 Head of Anatol Liabedzka's electoral headquarters asked not to break the law

Minsk City Election Commission has asked the head of the initiative group of Anatol Liabedzka, Viktar Karniayenka not to distribute campaigning information and abide by the law, but received a refusal and a proposal to change the imperfect legislation instead.

AZERBAIJAN: Verdict against Leyla and Arif Yunus is outrageous and must be nullified

13.08.2015 AZERBAIJAN: Verdict against Leyla and Arif Yunus is outrageous and must be nullified

The Observatory’s trial observer in Baku reports that Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunusov have been handed 8.5 and 7 year jail sentences, respectively.

Portraits of Mikalai Statkevich seen at electoral pickets in Babrujsk (photos)

13.08.2015 Portraits of Mikalai Statkevich seen at electoral pickets in Babrujsk (photos)

On Mikalai Statkevich's birthday, collectors of signatures in Babrujsk decided to remind citizens about political prisoners. Members of the initiative groups of Anatol Liabedzka and Tatsiana Karatkevich put on T-shirts with portraits of Mr. Statkevich and also placed such portraits on their stands.

Administration of Mahilioŭ plant "Zenith" promises to control the vote of workers

13.08.2015 Administration of Mahilioŭ plant "Zenith" promises to control the vote of workers

Administration officials have banned the workers to sign in support of other candidates for the presidency, but Aliaksandr Lukashenko, and insist that they exclusively voted for him. The information as to how they will control the votes is not disclosed.

Ales Bialiatski: Repressive machinery is ready to repeat 2010

13.08.2015 Ales Bialiatski: Repressive machinery is ready to repeat 2010

Lukashenka continues selling political prisoners.

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