July 15 in Minsk lined up wanting to file a complaint to the Central electoral Commission on refusal in registration of candidates in presidents from opposition – Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo. About it reports “radio Svaboda”.
The tail of the queue stretched more than 700 meters. In the time allotted to the reception of the written complaint, the Commission, according to eyewitnesses, has registered at least 1,100 statements.
A similar share of disagreement on 14 July suggested that the headquarters of Babariko.
The head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina named the place the unauthorized rally, organized and planned by persons who were denied registration.
The CEC announced that completes the reception of applications at 18.50, the remaining complaints will be accepted in electronic form. Shortly before the end of the day, the police through loudspeakers began to require standing in line diverged.
Then the arrests started; the security forces were pulled out from a queue of random people, mostly men, and dragged into paddy wagons, informs “radio Svaboda”.
The presidential elections in Belarus to be held on 9 August.
Only the CEC registered five candidates. Apart from incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko for the presidency expect the co-Chairman of the Association “Tell the truth” Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy Anna Konopacka, wife of the works of Sergei Tikhanovski Svetlana Tikhanovski and the leader of the party “Belarusian social-democratic Gramada” Sergey Cerecer.
One of the main opponents of Lukashenko called the banker of Babariko. He was taken into custody June 18, a day before the deadline, which is given to collect signatures for the candidate. Belarusian law enforcers accused him of financial crimes. On 15 July, the CEC refused the registration Babariko.
July 14 to protest against the refusal of registration of Babariko and Tsepkalo of Belarus detained more than 250 people.