Statements

[STATEMENT] CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, CALL FOR MORE SOLIDARITY TO RESOLVE HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES

  CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CALL FOR MORE SOLIDARITY TO RESOLVE HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES     Seoul, December 10th – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) celebrates International Human Rights Days by highlighting the actors involve in the continuous struggle to make the world a better place to live for humankind through the realization of human rights. On this day, ADN again realizes and hopes for better unity and solidarity

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[CIVICUS Statement] People Power Press Statement Asia and Pacific

    Greetings from the ADN Secretariat! We have exciting news! CIVICUS Monitor just released its first People Power Under Attack 2018 Report on November 27, regarding the assaults on civic freedoms that persist across the Globe. Over 20 civil society organizations all over the world collaborate on the CIVICUS Monitor to provide an evidence-based picture of the civic space situation. ADN as one of the research partners for the CIVICUS

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[STATEMENT] Sri Lanka Political Struggle Continue: Deeper Democracy Disruption

  Sri Lanka Political Struggle Continue: Deeper Democracy Disruption   Seoul, Korea November 12, 2018   The Asia Democracy Network is deeply concerned with the current democracy struggle in Sri Lanka. The once political coalition that defeated the strong hold leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, are now in conflict when President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe.   There are democratic institutions and principles

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[STATEMENT] AFGHANISTAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS: DEMOCRACY TRIUMPHS BUT CHALLENGES AHEAD TO ENHANCE DEMOCRACY FORWARD

AFGHANISTAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS: DEMOCRACY TRIUMPHS BUT CHALLENGES AHEAD TO ENHANCE DEMOCRACY FORWARD     Seoul October 22nd – The Asia Democracy Network congratulates the people of Afghanistan in achieving democratic victory in the recent parliamentary elections. With security threats and electoral reforms delaying the elections for three years, this year’s elections were the first parliamentary polls in eight years. Threats of violence

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[STATEMENT] PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately

  PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately   October 16, 2018 SEOUL, KOREA – Pakistan’s arrest of rights activist is an attempt to silence the voice of the people, an increasing trend of suppression in the country. Pakistan authorities started to crack down on those who participated and organized in a peaceful rally that took place in August 2018, in which thousands gathered

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[ADN STATEMENT] MALDIVES TRIUMPH FOR DEMOCRACY

  STATEMENT: MALDIVES TRIUMPH FOR DEMOCRACY Seoul, 26 Sept 2018 – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) congratulates the people of the Maldives in holding peaceful and successful Presidential elections on 23 Sep 2018. It was reported that the election process was overall smooth without any significant obstruction in the principle and technical implementation. The suprising results of the opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, winning 58

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[STATEMENT] BANGLADESH: MUST ENSURE BASIC FREEDOMS LEADING UP TO THE ELECTIONS

[STATEMENT] BANGLADESH: MUST ENSURE BASIC FREEDOMS LEADING UP TO THE ELECTIONS SEOUL, KOREA - Leading up to the 2018 general elections in Bangladesh, there has been escalated suppression of people’s freedom in expressing their views and criticism. In early August, thousands of Bangladesh students took to the streets in protest against the authorities demanding road safety improvements. What was a peaceful protest by the students ended in violence

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[ADN Statement] CAMBODIA MUST REMEDY ITS DETERIORATING DEMOCRACY

    CAMBODIA MUST REMEDY ITS DETERIORATING DEMOCRACY   Seoul, Korea – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) welcomes the series of release of a few political prisoners who have been detained by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in the recent years. Land rights and human rights defender, Tep Vany was released on 20 Aug 2018 after being unjustly imprisoned for almost two years. Meanwhile on August 21st, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court also

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[STATEMENT] JOINT STATEMENT: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny

JOINT STATEMENT: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny Phnom Penh, 14 August 2018 - Land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny has been unjustly detained for two years, for defending the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake community and her fellow Cambodians. We, the undersigned civil society organisations and communities, condemn her ongoing imprisonment and call on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release

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[STATEMENT] Joint Letter to UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association

To the President of Bangladesh, H.E. Md Abdul Hamid Bangladesh: Release all those arbitrarily arrested and investigate police abuse Dear President Hamid, We are writing to express our concerns about serious violations of civic freedoms perpetrated during recent protests in Bangladesh. We urge your government to take immediate steps to address these issues in accordance with your international human rights obligations. Our organisations are concerned

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