Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

Праваабарончы цэнтр «Вясна» беларускі хельсінкскі камітэт

Weekly Analytical Report: July 18-24

Observation is carried out by activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in the framework of the campaign Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections


- nomination groups have been collecting signatures by means of pickets and door-to-door canvassing without significant obstacles;

- the process of collecting signatures was once again accompanied by abuse of administrative resources, but not as extensively as in earlier elections;

- registered political parties have been able to nominate their candidates for the House of Representatives;

- the elections continue to be unobtrusive for the Belarusian society; government-run media confine themselves to publishing official materials and articles related to the potential pro-government candidates.