HR defender demands equal conditions for canvassing

2012 2012-07-25T13:47:28+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Uladzimir Shyla, member of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and observer at Salihorsk constituency No.  69, has lodged an appeal with Minsk regional executive committee, saying that the restrictions on holding election events in Luban district are discriminative.

The above-mentioned decision prohibits staging canvassing pickets within 50 meters of the majority of local government buildings and enterprises.

“The territory of Luban district is part of Salihorsk constituency No. 69. However, picketing for votes outside government buildings is not prohibited in Salihorsk district, part of which is also covered by the constituency. Therefore, the executive authorities have created unequal conditions for signature-collecting events within the same constituency,” says Uladzimir Shyla.