Activists of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" summed up the monitor next stage of the election campaign.
Human rights activist Valentin Stefanovich notes that members of initiative groups have more opportunities to collect signatures, even in the regions, not only in Minsk. Helped as changes to the law on elections and a change of attitude in these processes by the local authorities. But on this clear advantages of end:
Valentin Stefanovich"When we talk about the liberalization and democratization of the electoral process, we must evaluate it entirely. With one side, really work environment action groups were the best compared to the previous elections. But as for the administrative resources, we do not see improvement here.
What kind of liberalization, if workers kindergartens or other little protection groups have been forced to collect signatures for Lukashenko, and such facts we have seen a lot. "
With 51 filed with the circumstances of the complaint petition have been met only 3, say human rights activists. They believe that the real facts were not checked when signature collectors are not allowed in student dormitories, as well as complaints about the use of administrative resources to collect signatures for Lukashenko. The fact that the inspectors did not find any irregularities in the collection of signatures for Lukashenko human rights activists believe indicative:
"The CEC approached very differently to investigate complaints. If the complaint on the initiative group Neklyaeva he was given a warning, then no action on the complaint Lukashenka's initiative group allegedly not been confirmed. "
Completely opaque human rights activists have called the process of verifying signatures collected for the candidates. In particular, the results of the checks are made territorial commissions, human rights defenders were nowhere to be.
What are the possible violations should focus on the next stage of the election campaign? Activists of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" do not preclude the formation of election irregularities in the use of funds and resources from them. But most of the comments are waiting on the known administrative resources. Says Oleg Gulak, Chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, the organization has already started preparing for early voting in the amount of power you need:
"According to the data already held a meeting with the heads of higher education institutions and were informed that they must ensure that 90% of students participate in early voting. Again, while this is unofficial information. But we will check, it will be the subject of our interest in the new stage of the election campaign. "
Human rights activists have noted positively the fact that, at least in Minsk under the platform to campaign provided more than 100 sites. It was expressed outrage that many in regions where the location is formally allocated under agitation, for example, in Brest campaign meetings allowed on the field, which was previously housed a shooting range. "It's good that the former shooting range" — joking defenders.