MEPs believe that the situation with elections in Belarus has deteriorated significantly

a Number of international organizations expressed concern about passing in Belarus election campaign, and detained a number of opposition activists, urging authorities “to exercise restraint”, according to Belpan.

In particular, in the European Parliament “is deeply concerned about the continuing unwillingness of the Belarusian authorities to improve the electoral environment and the apparent lack of intention to create the conditions for real equality between candidates.”

representatives of the European Parliament recalled that previously condemned the crackdown against demonstrators and civil society activists, and now, they say, “we have seen a significant deterioration of the situation”. As examples, they call for the detention at the weekend of the works of Sergei Tikhanovski and opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich.

the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE declared that the detention of the activists “afraid of the society.” Also, the Assembly expressed the hope that the authorities in Belarus will do everything possible to create a full and open environment for the elections.

the Presidential election in Belarus will be held on 9 August. While all 15 candidates are collecting signatures to register as official candidates.

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