As of 2 p.m. the hotline of the Human Rights Defender’s Office received 4 calls related to the voting procedure. In all possible cases the issues were resolved in a short period of time. Legal consultations were provided to all complainants.
The working group of the Human Rights Defender’s Office examined around 73 publications on alleged violations of electoral rights in mass media and social networks. They mainly concern to accumulation of people in polling stations, failure to stream the electoral process online, the lack of facilities to make voting possible for persons with disabilities.
Publications containing crime elements will be sent to the criminal prosecution bodies.
The Human Rights Defender’s Office pays special attention to information on hindering of work of journalists and observer. Any interference in a journalist's professional activities is a criminal offense, regardless of whether it is done by a state official or not.