Two most active representative of the group of defenders of the green zone in the Minsk suburb “Uruccha-2”, the head of the “European Perspective” Viktar Yanurevich and Leanid Mazhalski (detained by the police during the people's protest) decided to run at the parliamentary election.
At about 6.30 p.m. officers of the Mahiliou City Road Police Department stopped the car of the coordinator of the “Speak the Truth!” civil initiative in the Mahiliou region Aksana Samuilava. The alleged reason was that she hadn't let a passer-by cross the street at a pedestrian crossing.
On 11 July Hrodna activists of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” Viktar Mikhalchyk and Pavel Staneuski were carrying copies of the bulletin “For Free Elections” in their car. On the territory of the Dziarzhynsk district their car was overtaken by a road police patrol.
During the previous parliamentary elections a member of the National Party of Labor and Justice Yury Zhurau didn't come to any sittings of the constituency election commission despite being its member. However, he has been included in the commission during the present election campaign, too.
The parliamentary election does not receive wide coverage in mass media. State-owned media ignore the election activity of the opposition forces, publishing materials about the current members of the Chamber of Representatives and the potential pro-governmental candidates.
The analysis of the constituency election commissions of Homel shows a tendency characteristic for the whole Belarus: “occasional” people rarely become members of election commissions, all of them are formed according to one scenario – representatives of executive committees, enterprise administrations and secondary schools are included in them as nominees of civil associations, trade unions and groups of citizens. However, according to the law the share of state officials must not exceed one third in a commission.
Policemen are trying to get into the house of the co-chairman of the civil campaign “For Fair Elections” Viktar Karniayenka in Fanipol. The reasons aren't known so far. Mr. Karniayenka is away at an OSCE conference in Vienna.
As a result, a member of the “Fair World” Anatol Rodzik and a participant of the latest presidential election campaign Uladzimir Pravalski didn’t manage to get to the joint sitting of the Vitsebsk Region Executive Committee and the Vitsebsk Region Council, though both of them were nominated to constituency election commissions.
The party organization nominated 7 representatives to the constituency election commissions of the Vitsebsk region. The appropriate documents were sent to the Vitsebsk Region Executive Committee on 5 July. However, they were not registered.