Gulak: The government creates a climate of fear

Society
The Belarusian authorities are deliberately creating an atmosphere of fear in the society on the eve of the presidential election campaign.

This was stated by chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Hulak at the round table "The situation in Belarus on the eve medyyaprastory Presidential campaign: Realities and Prospects ", BelaPAN.

"Freedom of speech is necessary for the voter to consciously made the choice. However, the authorities are not interested. "

According to Gulak, limiting freedom of speech, applying repressive machinery, power create an atmosphere in the society in which "scared to be independent and active."

Mr. Hulak said that the presidential decree number 60 on measures to regulate the Belarusian Internet has become yet another obstacle in conducting free elections.

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elections, human rights activists, ByNet, Belnet

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