Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

Праваабарончы цэнтр «Вясна» беларускі хельсінкскі камітэт


Students of Homieĺ Road-building College: "We were taken to vote on the first day by list”

Students of the Homieĺ Road-building College told on the condition of anonymity how the early voting was organized.

All those who lived in the dormitory in Internacyjanaĺnaja Street were registered at polling station No. 3 in the building of secondary school No. 19 in Homieĺ. “During the first day of the early voting all of us were taken to vote to secondary school No. 19. The leadership of the college had a list of all those who have reached the age of 18 years, and we were taken to the voting by that list,” said the students.

According to them, almost all dwellers of the dormitory had to agree with such form of “expressing their will”, as far as the administration of the dormitory threatened to evict them and called the college master. There were also some people who tried to resist. “But they were also pressurized into voting early,” add the students.

"Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections"