"Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" have received an E-mail with contained information about using the service of internal messages of the Belarusian State Institute of Standardization and Certification to organize the collection of signatures for the incumbent President.
Though campaigning during the collection of signatures for the nomination of candidacies for the election is banned, Karma state-owned newspaper tells its readers about a "hot campaigning to support the candidacy of Aliaksandr Lukashenka" at the electoral pickets that are held by his electoral team.
Most internet pages of the executive power in the region quite modestly inform about the campaign for the presidential elections in Belarus and are confined to official reports on the establishment of election commissions at the local level.
Chairman of Hrodna regional organization of the United Civil Party Aliaksandra Vasilevich has received an official response to his complaint to the CEC. The Central Election Commission did not consider it necessary to apologize for the insulting words and legal illiteracy of its secretary Mikalai Lazavik.
August 3 in the suburb of Farty in Hrodna, an unknown man assaulted Mikalai Voran, a collector of signatures for Anatol Liabedzka. He approached the electoral picket in a taxi several times, shouted out pro-Russian slogans and that he was Russian, charging on Mikalai Voran. The activist called the police, but the offender retired.
According to the workers of the plant "Mahilioŭkhimvalakno" (“Mahilioŭ Chemical Fiber”), the collection of signatures was organized on July 23. Before that, the heads of all departments of the enterprise told the workers to come to work with passports, as signatures in support of the candidacy of Aliaksandr Lukashenka were being collected.
Articles about the pickets for collecting signatures for nomination of candidates for the presidential elections have been published at a number of websites of the district executive committees of Mahilioŭ region.
Second sitting of Baranavičy City Territorial Election Committee has been held in the building of Baranavičy City Executive Committee. Three questions have been considered there: the determination of the number and borders of the electoral precincts, the payment to members of TECs and the schedule of duty in August.
Observation of the presidential elections of the Republic of Belarus is carried out by activists of "Belarusian Helsinki Committee" and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".