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October 5 – October 11, 2015

Ales Bialiastki: Elections already do not meet international standards and are likely to be falsified

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Ales Bialiastki: Elections already do not meet international standards and are likely to be falsified

Presidential elections in Belarus will take place on 11 October 2015. Previous elections in 2010 were marred with violent repression of protesters who were contesting the result.

On this occasion, FIDH met in Minsk with Ales Bialiatski, FIDH Vice-President and President of Viasna, a Belarusian NGO dissolved by the Belarusian authorities in 2003 for having observed the 2001 presidential elections…

Ales Bialiatski was arrested a few months after the 2010 elections and jailed during three years for his human rights activities. He was released on 21 June 2014.

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