Fauzan Al-Rasyid

Versions of names: Фаузан Аль-Расид; Fauzan Al-Rashid

Fauzan Al-Rasyid is from Indonesia and holds a Master's degree in linguistics. He is the editor-in-chief of the Indonesian version of the Internet publication Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH).


Individual Observers at the 2023 territorial pseudo-elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine

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Institutional affiliation to Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH), Editor-in-chief

I want to express my gratitude to those people who organized the elections and invited me as an international expert. We visited several polling stations. During the elections, there was a peaceful atmosphere there; we did not notice any violations at the polling stations. The election process was transparent, there were also no obstacles towards the people, there was no pressure on them, they were not prevented from expressing their will. Security is at a high level. [Translated from Russian]

https://www.donetsk.kp.ru/daily/27553.5/4821125/ (2023-12-17)

Corresponding elections

From 8 to 10 September 2023, the Russian forces organised widely condemned regional and municipal elections in the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. The results were largely rejected by the international community, with North Korea and Syria being the only ones to explicitly recognise them.
During the “presidential elections” held in Russia from 15-17 March 2024, Vladislav Davankov (“New People” party), Nikolay Kharitonov (Communist Party), Vladimir Putin, and Leonid Slutsky (Liberal-Democratic Party) competed for the presidency. Enabled to run yet again by controversial constitutional amendments effective 4 July 2020, Putin dominated the “elections” together with his controlled “opposition” excluding genuine opposition figures. These “elections” occurred under Putin’s regime control, both within Russia and illegally in occupied Ukrainian territories, including Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, ARC and Sevastopol.