September 23, 2000 the judicial
processes on the Complaints of the not registered candidates in the deputies
of the Chamber of the Representatives of the National assembly of the Republic
of Belarus were held in the Supreme court. The judicial sessions reminded a
SHOW in a circus than a judicial process. The Supreme court has turned into a
helpless body. Behaviour of the judges, their helpless caused pity. It was
clear that the courts accepted the obviously illegal decisions. For example:
The businesses of Alexander Vasiliev and
Marina Levonevskaya, the applicants in the candidates in the deputies, were
united in one business and were considered by one judge simultaneously.
Alexander Vasiliev was refused in the
registration as the candidate in the deputies as he, ostensibly, has “hidden”
his party-membership. Marina Levonevskaya was refused in the registration as
the candidate in the deputies as she, ostensibly, has “hidden” her party-membership
and place of work.
In the court it was proved that Marina
Levonevskaya and Alexander Vasiliev were never joined the United Civil Party
(UCP) according to the Charter of UCP. There are no their applications to
join them the numbers of this party, there is no decision of the joint body
about the reception them into this party, there is no the registered party
structure in Grodno, they never were registered in the party organisation,
they were never given out the Party-membership card. The leaders of the party
(A. Lebedko and A. Dobrovolsky) consider them to be their members. And the
fact that they are not the members of the party is not taken into account by
anybody. Vasiliev and Levonevskaya 28 06 2000 said that they left the party
to “come unhooked” from the leaders of UCP. But the leaders of UCP are not
interested in this fact. They consider them to be the members of the party.
The document which says that Levonevskaya and Vasiliev are the members of UCP
and which was given by the leaders of UCP played the decisive role in the
acceptance of the decision by the court which refused to satisfy the
Complaints of these. In other words, the court obliged M. Levonevskaya and A.
Vasiliev to be the members of this party.
One more flight of a judicial idea.
Marina Levonevskaya fulfils the duties
of the accountant in the public organisation «The Spring of Mercy» on a
voluntary basis, she does not get money for this, the labour contract with
organisation was not made up.
The court determined that M. Levonevskaya
“has hidden” the place of the work. I.e. in the opinion of the court, public
obligations are the place of work.
If we take into account how rough and
defiant the judge’s behaviour was during the process it became clear that the
judge carried out the special order on the final "liquidation" of
the candidates in the deputies.
The Supreme court treated Valery
Levonevsky, author of these lines not less interestingly. Valery Levonevsky
was refused by the selective commission in the registration as he has
"concealed" the structure at his dacha when he filled in his
declaration. The court was convinced that the real estate and structures
Levonevsky does not have. What to do?
The court has accepted the original
decision: to refused in the registration as V. Levonevsky has specified the
dacha in the declaration (on the demand of the tax body), and it, in opinion
of the court, should not be specified. The judge was asked the question: «How
is it necessary to fill in the declaration?» The judge truthfully answered:
“I do not know".
So. If you specify a dacha – you will be
refused in the registration because you has specified, if you do not specify
you will be also refused because you has not specified. The circle has become
isolated. Even if you honestly fill the declaration you will be not
registered all the same. The candidate in the deputies is not registered. It
was refused to satisfy the Complaint.
The details after the finishing of the
24.09.00 Valery Levonevsky
Does the Central Commission really exist?
All my acquaintances who visited its
session 20.09.2000 have such a question.
That day the session of the Central
commission of the Republic of belarus on the election and realisation of
referendums (CC) was held. The Complaints of the not registered candidates in
the deputies of the Chamber of the Representatives of the National assembly
were discused. The complaints of Alexander Vasiliev, Marina Levonevskaya ,
leaders of the democratic movement in the Grodno region were considered at
the end of the working day. They all three were refused to realise their
right on the legal help by L. Ermoshina, a chairman of the Central
Commission. Their representative, a member of the Grodno branch of the
Belorussian Helsinki Committee was not allowed to participation in the trial
with the Complaints. This is the roughest breach of article 62 of the
Constitution of Republic of Belarus. And the decision about the prohibition
to get of the legal help was accepted not by the commission but by L.
Ermoshina personally. On all businesses the text of the Complaints of the
above mentioned citizens was not even read by the members of the commission.
Their reasons were not practically discussed, and Marina Levonevskaya was
solely has forbidden to add the Complaint. They read the conclusion "of
experts", asked a pair of formal questions and voted. It is a conveyor.
And the buttons "Start" and "Stop" are in the hands of L.
Ermoshina. It reminded old "kind" times. 1937. "Three
men". To "shoot". Who is "for"? Unanimously. You are
The question on the Commission who “was
refrained" or who was "against" at the voting was not asked.
But we shall return to our Grodno
applicants. Why wee they refused in the registration?
Marina Levonevskaya and Alexander
Vasiliev were refused because of their party-membership. The commission
asserts that they have hidden that they are the members of the United Civil
Party (UCP). What for did A. Lebedko (the chairman of UCP) and his fraternity
play a dirty trick, having submitted the lists of the members of the party
which consists from «dead souls»in the bodies of Justice? It is clear. They
"boycott" the election and want to do harm in maximal size to the
opponents. So, they give out the information to the elective commission that
the persons having already left the party and never submitting applications
to join it are its members.
The position of the Elective Commission
is not clear. You see, the membership in the party should be confirmed
documentary. I.e. there should be an application from a citizen to join the
party, the decision of the joint body about joining to the party (protocol)
and the most important thing is the confirmation of the citizen that he is a
member of the party. The commission and leaders of UCP do not have, but all
of them amicably affirm all the same that you a members of the party.
We know A. Lebedko, A. Dobrovolsky, G Raspopov and other
"leaders" of this party for a long time, we know them as deeply
dishonourable people, on this ground there was the conflict in the party. But
such it was impossible to expect such actions even from them. They, maybe
have already enlisted A. Lukashenko with the present Chamber of the
Representatives, Government and elective Commissions to their party lists. It
is a booby-hatch, instead of the party!
Maybe L. Ermoshina is already a member
of this party.
Marina Levonevskaya was also accused by
CC in one more "breach": her duties of the accountant in the public
organisation were thought of as the concealment of the place of work. Reasons
of Marina Levonevskaya that she never received wages for this
"work" and there is no even an order about the engagement were not
taken into the account.
Who are the lawyers working in CC? They
say that among members of the commission there was the vice-chairman of the
Supreme Court. They do not know elementary things known even for a schoolboy.
But it is necessary to thank the Central
commission because they removed the absolutely crazy statement of the
District selective commission #52 (Grodno Central district) about the
in-authenticity of the signatures in subscription sheets of M. Levonevskaya
and about the doubtful information in her declaration on the incomes from the
decision about the refusal in the registration.
I had an impression that everything has
already decided, and the session of CC is a simple formality where the
members of CC create "mass meeting" and legalise the decisions of
As to the author of these lines, Valery
Levonevsky, the reasons to refuse him are very confidential: in the
declaration about the incomes he specified the doubtful information. What
they are – they do not tell. Earlier the district commission justified the
refusal in the registration because he did not specify a wooden structure at
the dacha (the toilet) in the declaration. And it is the concealment of the
What now the "virtuosos" from
CC will think up, we shall see! They will explain in the Supreme Court.
The disposal of legal proceeding will pass
September 23, 2000 in a building of the Supreme Court in Minsk:
At 11.00 on the complaint of Valery
At 14.00 on the Complaint of Marina
At 15.30 on the Complaint of Alexander
L. Ermoshina, the chairman of the
Central Commission on election, in Sunday 17.09.2000 on TV declared that 99 %
of cases of the refusal in the registration of the candidates in the deputies
are proved and are lawful. These words seem to be strange because the experts
working in the Central commission who prepare the conclusions has not yet
studied "refusal" materials. But L. Ermoshina has already given
come to the conclusions on this question. I.e. the result under the
Complaints of the not holding candidates in the deputies in Chamber of the
Representatives is known for it(her) before consideration of a question by
the experts and commission.
The qualification of the workers of the
Central commission it the special theme.
Let's begin from the subscription sheets
on petition to support the future candidates in the deputies. The basic part
"of breaches" on which the signatures of the voters in subscription
sheets are recognised in valid are the not stipulated corrections. I.e. all
corrections should in the opinion of the members of elective commissions, be
especially marked, otherwise, the signature is considered to be doubtful.
But in the Selective Code THERE IS NO
SUCH reason to recognise the signature doubtful.
And if the commission recognise the
signature to be doubtful because of the not stipulated correction it is the
But in the Elective Code THERE IS NO
SUCH reason to recognise the signature doubtful.
There is no also such concept -
CORRECTION. What should we consider as a correction? Is the led round letter
"O" a correction or not? And each member of the commission
interpret the concept of CORRECTION in his own way.
Moreover, when the subscription sheets
were accepted by a member of the commission, the acts of their reception were
not made, and to determine whether these corrections are made by a man who
collected the signatures or a member of the district commission is
impossible. The commission does not have any document confirming that the
subscription sheets were handed over with corrections. Hence, during the
delivery of sheets there were no corrections.
The subscription sheets were not
numbered, and now to determine whether these sheets are handed over or they
are sheets from a dustbin is impossible.
The note: the initiative group of the
future candidate, for example, has collected 2000 signatures to support him.
It has assured these sheets in the bodies of the state authority. The
legislation requires only 1000 signatures. They have handed over 1200
signatures, they have thrown other sheets out in a dustbin. Can now somebody
define what signatures were checked - from the dustbin or those which were
handed over in the commission?
The following question
The central commission has developed
such form of the protocol to recognise the doubtful signatures from which it
is impossible to understand why a signature is recognised doubtful who
recognised it as doubtful and when. In the protocol only the number of the
doubtful signatures is underlined. I.e. the members of the commission have
looked at the ceiling and have determined that 70 signatures are doubtful.
And as you could prove the opposite. In the protocol the reference to whose
signature is recognised in valid (surname, name, patronymic of the voter) is
In our opinion, each signature which is
recognised as doubtful should be specially reflected in the act with the
indication of a surname of a voter and reasons on which this signature is
recognised in valid.
The second "trap" is the declaration
about the incomes. What income should be specified in the declaration: total
or pure. Is the sale of old boots through commission shop considered to be
the income?. If you have the toilet at the dacha is it necessary to mention
it in the declaration or not? There a lot of other questions on different
points and the commission does not give explanations. And they refuse in the
registration when you did not specify a shed or toilet.
The third "trap" – is
party-membership. Only in Grodno they refused to register three candidates,
because they have "hidden" party-membership. The candidates say:
«We left the party two months ago, there is a reference with a seal and
The members of the commission say: «We
do not recognise your leaving from the party and we refuse in the
registration as is the information about the party-membership is false».
Office-work in district and central
elective commissions I would call as "complete brothel". They do
not have the protocols of the reception - transfer of the documents having
for the future candidates in the deputies huge importance, the personal
businesses not laced up and are not numbered, there are no seals, entering
and outputting numbers.
The commissions completely ignore the Instruction
about the office-work #13.
In other words all conditions for mass
jugglings of results of the election are created.
In the newspaper «Soviet Belorussia»
from September 13, 2000 the Decision of the Central Commission of Republic of
Belarus on the election and realisation of republican referendums from
11.09.2000 «About the order of the use of the public funds of the mass
information when preparing and realising the election of the deputies of the
Chamber of the Representatives of the National assembly of the Republic of
Belaus (the text of the decision is to the address:
http://izbiratel.narodru.org/pos1109.html) was published.
Item 6 which regulates the order of
making speech on TV and broadcasting of the candidates in the deputies says:
« … District selective commissions carry
out a toss-up between the candidates in the deputies to define the date to
make a speech for each candidate in the deputies in the term of two days
after the registration of the candidates in the deputies of the Chamber of
The application to participate in the
toss-up is made up by the candidates in the deputies of the Chamber of the
Representatives to the appropriate district selective commission the next day
after the registration but not later September 15, 2000».
I.e. all candidates in the deputies
registered after September 15, 2000, for example, registered after the
protest of the decisions of district selective commissions about the refusal
in the registration as the candidate in the deputies can not be able to make
speech on TV and the radio.
This rule contradicts article 46 of the
Elective Code of the Republic of Belarus which says:
« … the Candidates in the Presidents of
the Republic of Belarus, in the deputies of the Chamber of the
Representatives, in the deputies of the local Councils of the deputies,
political parties, other public associations, labour collectives, the
citizens who have put forward the candidates use the public funds of the mass
information on the equal rights from the time of registration of the
candidates … »
On the official data more than 200
(approximately one quarter part from the total number of those who submitted
the appropriate application) candidates in the deputies "were refused"
by district elective commissions to the formal and far-fetched attributes.
The number – 200 - causes the certain
doubts. Only in Grodno about 70 % of people submitted application to stand by
the candidate in the deputies were refused by the local authorities. More
than 40 appeals are sent in the Grodno region (in Belarus there 6 regions
and. Minsk). And how many people did appealed against the Decision of the
district elective commissions? I think, that the number "of the
forbidden" candidates in the deputies is higher than the officially
For what is it done? All is very simple.
According to this decision of the Central commission practically all
objectionable the candidates to the authorities, even if they will be
restored in the rights, will stay without TV and the radio and lose 10 days
of pre-election propaganda as minimum. How have a look to equal
We sent the appropriate application with
the request to change this decision (it is possible to read the text of the
application to the address: http://izbiratel.narodru.org/zav1709.html).
Will the result be positive? Let's see.
But nobody will return the missed time to the restored candidates in the
deputies for propaganda of the voters.
The strange businesses are created and
in the Central elective commission which refuses to accept by fax the letters
of the citizens directed to change their illegal decisions. May be they do
not have paper for the fax or the heads does not allow.
The results "of the
elimination" of the candidates in the deputies are interesting.
"The leaders" "of race" appear. The district commissions
did not have any questions to them. They are the employees of law-enforcement
bodies (regular and non-staff), military men, the workers of the executive
committee and about the executive committee - 70 %, 20 % - businessmen,
approached to authority, and "Afghans", 10 % - others.
The propaganda of the first 90 % of the
candidates from the authority and the expenditure of money resources on these
purposes breaking the Elective Code have already began. But the district
elective commissions amicably close eyes on this. For example: in Grodno
everywhere including the building of the District Elective commission #53
15.09.2000 the propaganda leaf of the businessman supported by this district
commission and the Grodno authorities, of Krupitsa, a candidate in the
deputies, hung. Money has not given yet, and materials hung already. I shall
remind for those who does not know the propaganda materials can be made only
on the means allocated by the elective commission.
A Avraamchik, a candidate from the
authorities, the vice-chief of DIA of Grodno executive committee
"used" the militiamen and they collected the signatures for him in
their uniform. And, the petition passed originally. The author of these lines
was a witness to that. The petition was made in dependent from DIA
organisations. For example, in a hostel for "prisoners" the captain
of militia called up all living in that hostel and showed them where to subscribe
in subscription sheets. In these sheets a surname, name, patronymic, year of
birth, series and number of the passport, and other necessary data for
persons signing this document were already put. The near there was the
official of this hostel. Nobody refused to sign for the colonel of the
militia but try to refuse – and you will be sent to the “not so distant
places. There a lot of such examples "of getting” of the signatures.
Should the militia be outside of the politics? No, they climb all the same and
by the crowds!
The separate theme – is
"Afghans". It is strangely enough but they stand on many districts,
their representatives are included in many elective commissions, and they do
not have problems. I really respect these people but many of them have the
strongly changed mentality. Blood, daily murders of people, destruction of
cities and villages. What laws will they accept?
It is clear that they have large lobby,
high militia and military grades. But the parliament can not consist only
from the militiamen, workers of special services, Afghans, military men and
workers "of the vertical". All of them will accept the laws under
the order of the commander -in-chief (A. Lukashenko). They have discipline in
Or does the junta want to come to the
weekdays of the future candidates in the deputies.
13.09 2000 at 9.10 in Grodno the
automobile on which Alexander Vasiliev and Valery Levonevsky, the future
candidates in the deputies of the Chamber of the Representatives, moved was
blocked by the employees DIA of Leninsky district of Grodno. The employees of
militia forbade to move on the automobile up to that time while Levonevsky
undersign … .the love letter from the tax bodies,
which we love very much. At the same day, approximately at 11.00, the
employees of Criminal Investigation Department searched and made
video-shooting of the property of Valery Levonevsky. The search was as
usually carried out without the sanction of the public prosecutor and when
even the owner of the property was absent. The employees of the militia know
about each movement of Valery Levonevsky and about all his telephone calls,
judging by their awareness. We have already got used to the outside
supervision. Are they a security? I did not ask. 12.09.2000 the employees of
the militia twice tried to penetrate into the apartment of Valery Levonevsky,
demanding from small children (the parents were absent) to open the door. The
Grodno tax inspection has become more active and decided to carry out the
next tax check of Valery Levonevsky. All day long the crowds of the tax
inspectors demand from Valery Levonevsky to undersign some papers. It looks
like as the non-authorised demonstrations and pickets, organised by the
management of the tax bodies.
Where does the office of the public
prosecutor looks at? It does not look anywhere. All applications are
answered, probably, by a yardman instead of the public prosecutor, all
answers from the office of the public prosecutor are incorrect and not on the
meets in the afternoon, by night – prostitutes and bandits (passions on the
eve of the election).
All sensible people
has ho doubts that the election in the Republic of Belarus will be falsified
on 90% by the authorities. The question is only to study the scales and
mechanisms of the falsification. Some stages of this mechanism we shall try
to sound. The first stage is the lack
of information. The pre-election company has lasted for a month, all district
commissions have been formed, the signatures to support the future candidates
in the deputies and the Elective Codes with the additions and changes are
absent in the sale. Moreover, none of the elective commissions has no the
codes in Russian of the new edition. None of the commissions has no blanks
connected with the elective company to fill in Russian. 80% of the population
of Belarus speak Russian, small mistake in the translation and the document
is considered to be in valid. Blanks in Belorussian is also a rare thing.
What for is it done? It is done not to let us, voters, become members of
these commissions (elective) and become candidates in the deputies. The second stage is the organisation of
the district elective commissions. Only people who have been checked by
the authority can become the members of the district elective commissions.
99% of the commissions are workers of the executive committees,
vice-political instructors of the enterprises, the chiefs of the enterprises
and structures which are controlled by the executive committees. To fool the
public opinion most of them are “put forward” in the commissions by the
petitions. When and where did this petition took place is a separate big
story. None of the candidates proposed by us did not appear in the districts
commissions. The organisation of the district commissions was a great secret.
The third stage is not fulfilling of
the duties by the members of the district commissions. For example,
Grodno Zanemanskyay District Elective Commission #51. Its chief is a Vladimir
Andreevich Khlyabich, a new director of the cinema “October”, the deputy of
the Grodno regional councilr and he, as people say, get help from the
executive committee (service tel. is 2-60-28 and 33-91-83 is home tel.). Yes,
yes it is this cinema known by its night club which people call “The Owl” and
this is the place where bandits, prostitutes, souteneurs and representatives
of the state authority spend their free time. Khlyabich was elected as a
member of the district commission by the petition (!!?). It is interesting
were the signatures collected by night or in the afternoon? There are two
very interesting details. The district commission is at one floor with “The
Owl”. The entrance door of the commission is next to the exit into the hall,
it is some kind of the study for solitude. The commission meets in the
afternoon, by night – prostitutes and bandits. Or vice versa. Or all
together. It is difficult to understand. Everything has mixed at the level of
the district, at the level of the country. Isn’t there any other place in the
city to locate the district commission? Or have not “the brothers” permitted
them to be located in any other place? It is very convinient, everything is
near-vodka, girls and commission. You may have any you want. The second
detail: the vice-chairmanof the district commission is Janna Vasilievna
Vanzha, the manager of the affairs of the administration of October district.
According to item 5 of article 42 of the Elective Code the District
Commissions have to help to promote the candidates in the deputies. But for
this commission the laws have not been written. Three times we visited this
commission, three times asked to help to make the application to register our
initiative group to promote a candidate in the deputies. Three times we were
refused. The result: the commission has given up to register the initiative
group of Alexander Vasiliev (tel. (0152) 72-61-19) as there were mistakes in
the application. The new application A. Vasiliev will not submit any more, as
terms of the submission of the application have expired. We had an impression
that this commission artificially creates obstacles to promote the candidates
in the deputies and protects interests of one of the candidates in the
deputies who has been registered as the first candidate, the registration of
other candidates is artificially detained. Copy-books of the account of the
applications and appeals into this commission are not laced up and are not
numbered and are not registered anywhere. V. A. Khlyabich himself behaves
very roughly and impolite when talks with the citizens. He does not react to
the remarks, completely ignores the rights and lawful interests of the
voters. After conversation with him we would like to answer them in their slang
«You, brother, on whom do you crumb the long loaves?» Such are district
commissions in Grodno. On wrongful actions of Khlyabich and his commissions
are sent the appropriate applications.
To be continued.