News for 11 Oct 2015
11.10.2015 Participant of protest action detained near Red Church in Minsk
The police detained a youngster with a white-red-white flag after the end of the spontaneous protest action near the Red Church in Minsk (Niezaliežnasci Square).
11.10.2015 Vaŭkavysk: chair of PEC No. 3 expels observer using four-letter words
Chair of Davatarski PEC No. 3 Cheslau Baklazhats couldn't restrain himself after observer Vital Huliak hand him his complaint in which he registered the non-transparency of the calculation of votes.
11.10.2015 Non-transparent calculation of votes is registered in various parts of Belarus
The procedure of counting remains the same.
11.10.2015 Navapolack: “Naftan” Director General proposes ways to increasing turnout and says BPF observers get $1,000 for their work
As reported by a representative of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” Aleh Pashkevich, who observes the elections at polling station No. 6 in Navapolack, at 6 p.m. the polling station was visited by the director general of the industrial alliance “Naftan” and two his deputies, including the deputy on ideology.
11.10.2015 Two observers get expelled from a polling station an hour before the end of the voting
At about 7 p.m. on October 11, a woman who introduced herself as “the coordinator for observers”, expelled the observers of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Yuliya Filiphyk and Alena Malko from polling station No. 4 in the Kastryčnicki district of Minsk,
11.10.2015 Navapolack: woman is told to leave hospital despite threat of miscarriage
On the eve of the early voting, October 5, Tatsiana Ladukas got registered as an observer at polling station No. 5 in Navapolack. In the afternoon she felt unwell and was taken to hospital with the diagnosis “threat of miscarriage”.
11.10.2015 Invitation to press-conference
Public campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” invites all interested persons to the press-conference on the results of monitoring of the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus.
11.10.2015 Observer Yury Liashenka: polling station lacks barrier-free environment
As learned by the HRC “Viasna”, October 11 an observer of the campaign “Right to Elect” Yury Liashenka was unable to observe the election sat polling station No. 15 in the town Liasny in the Minsk district due to the absence of access for wheelchair users.
11.10.2015 Officer of Belarusian Embassy in Prague threatens participants of picket against election rigging with deportation
October 11, Ukrainian and Belarusian civil society activists in Prague picketed the Belarusian Embassy in Prague with the demand to hold fair elections and put an end to election rigging.
11.10.2015 Homieĺ: woman punches observer in the face after her surname is not found in the list of electors
The incident took place at polling station No. 9 in the Centraĺny district of Homieĺ. As reported by an observer of the Belarusian Popular Front “Adradženne” Aliaksandr Dzenisenka, he was hit in the face by an unknown woman.
11.10.2015 Two observers are removed from polling station No. 2 in Babrujsk
Two independent observers were removed from polling station No. 2 in Babrujsk for asking questions that were unnerving the chairperson of the precinct election commission, Kseniya Laptseva.
11.10.2015 Babrujsk: number of applications for home voting doesn't match the number of those who want to vote early
Independent observers in Babrujsk say that members of election commission state very large numbers of those who want to vote at home. However, when independent observers join them for monitoring the home voting, only single observers vote.
11.10.2015 Lukashenka's campaigning poster hangs right over ballot box at precinct where Ulakhovich voted (photo fact)
The photo that illustrates the media news about the voting of the presidential candidate Mikalai Ulakhovich also clearly indicates an electoral violation: a poster with the electoral slogan of another candidate, incumbent president Lukashenka, “For Freedom of Independent Belarus!” is hanging right over the ballot box!
11.10.2015 Salihorsk: observer challenges prohibitions to make photos and videos of the counting of votes
None of the observers of the campaign “Right to Elect” have been allowed to take photos and videos during the counting of votes at the polling stations of Salihorsk.
11.10.2015 Report on results of monitoring of mass event on October 10, 2015 in Minsk
The assembly and procession on October 10, 2015 in Minsk was peaceful. The absence of an application for holding the mass event, required by law, is not a reason to limit the freedom of peaceful assembly.