Lyabedzka speaks out against sendiing OSCE ODIHR observers to Belarus

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The leader of the United Civil Party, Anatol Lyabedzka, has spoken out against sending to Belarus observers of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE ODIHR). He will inform about it the representatives of the mission during a meeting on Thursday, July 16, in Minsk.

According to Anatol Lyabedzka, the vast majority of observers will arrive on the eve of the vote on a short-term mission. He believes that this observation allegedly makes no sense.

Mr Lyabedzka: "Why the bulk of observers comes for short-term monitoring only on election day? To see the competition of amateur artists or work of the Ministry of Commerce? I see absolutely no sense in it. There is sense when it is a long-term mission and people know all the nuances and understand what is really going on. So tomorrow we will have such a discussion with the representatives of ODIHR."

According to the politician, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has not yet made a final decision over whether to send an observer mission to us or not. Mr Lyabedzka said: "Today, my team and I are inclined to tell them no rather than yes."

The presidential elections in Belarus will be held October 11, 2015.

Photo Zmitser Lukashuk, Euroradio