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Belarus: Election Observer Intimidated Into Not Reporting Fraud

Tobias Ljungvall summarizes the events of the past week in Belarus and reports on how intimidation was used against a foreign election observer: “It happened on 19 March late at night in a territorial election commission, i.e. the mid-level vote tabulation instance. A woman from another country, serving as an official election observer for the OSCE, saw some election fraud much more clearly than was intended for her. She was told that if she wanted to return safely to her home country she should not report this. And she did not.”

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