Statements

[Statement] Authoritarian Repression in Cambodia

 Activists in Asia : Calling to Save the Daily Authoritarian Repression in Cambodia   05 SEPT 2017 - The Asia Democracy Network condemns the crackdown by the Hun Sen government of all fundamental rights and civil society. The government’s recent actions only spell out a formula to strong hold onto power denouncing all democratic principles.   Prime Minister Hun Sen is utilizing draconian laws to limit civil society space and restrict fundamental

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[Statement] Asia Democracy Network Demands Immediate Release of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong

  [Statement] Asia Democracy Network Demands Immediate Release of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong   2017 August 18 Seoul, Korea – On 17 August 2017, Hong Kong democracy activists, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow, were sentenced to jail for six to eight months on unlawful assembly of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. This comes as a repeal to last year’s sentence to community service for the activists.   The Asia

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Asia Mourns the Death of Influential pro-democracy Activist and 2010 Noble Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo

(Photo: nobelprize.org) Asia Mourns the Death of Influential pro-democracy Activist and 2010 Noble Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo Seoul, Korea – On 13 July 2017, influential pro-democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo died in China while serving a long prison sentence under Chinese custody. The denial of adequate medical care that played a role in his death and the lack of humanity by keeping him away from family and friends during his

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[Joint Statement] on the threat of legal actions against Cambodian election monitoring and human rights organizations

Joint Statement on the threat of legal actions against Cambodian election monitoring and human rights organizations June 30, 2017 Our organizations express serious concern over the threats to launch an inquiry into the activities and legality of the Situation Room on Cambodian Commune Council Election in 2017, a platform of non-governmental organizations formed to monitor the country’s recent local polls. Such comments contribute to a repressive

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[ADN Statement] On Martial Law Declaration in Southern Philippines

On Martial Law Declaration in Southern Philippines: ADN calls for fundamental rights must be respected and urges for the swift restoration of democratic order   [24 May 2017, Seoul] On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after an outbreak of fatal violence between members of the Maute group, a radical Islamist organization known as the Islamic State of Lanao that aligns

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[ADN Statement] Living and Breathing Democracy in Korea

[ADN Statement] Living and Breathing Democracy in Korea Photo Credit: The Minjoo Party   The Asia Democracy Network congratulates the Republic of Korea on a peaceful, free and fair presidential election of President Moon Jae-in. Starting with the three month long citizens’ led candlelight movement, calling for the impeachment of Former President Park Geun-hye over corruption, leading to the parliament and the constitutional court confirming

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[ADN Statement] Democracy and Justice Prevails in South Korea

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Democracy and Justice Prevails in South Korea March 11, 2017, Seoul, Korea - The Asia Democracy Network congratulates South Korea on its perseverance of rule of law and democracy. It has been three months since the people of Korea took to the streets participating in peaceful demonstrations weekly, resisting and calling for the impeachment of President Park Geun Hye after a corruption scandal was revealed.  Since the South Korean

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[Joint Statement] CSOs call for the immediate implementation of the decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention #FREETHE5KH

[pdfviewer]http://adn21.asia/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/CSOs-call-for-the-immediate-implementation-of-the-decision-of-the-UN-WGAD_ENG-25-Jan.pdf[/pdfviewer]   CSOs call for the immediate implementation of the decision of the UN WGAD_ENG - 25 Jan

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[Statement] International Human Rights Day: Asian Governments Must Uphold the Right to Democracy

For Immediate Release International Human Rights Day: Asian Governments Must Uphold the Right to Democracy (Seoul, 10 December 2016) On this International Human Rights Day that is celebrated all over the world, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN), congratulate the peoples of Asia for their determined and continued struggle for the right to democracy as enshrined in Article 21 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which stipulates that “The

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[ADN Statement] Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi should speak out against ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas

Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi should speak out against ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain) (Seoul, 30 November 2016) The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) calls on Aung San Suu Kyi, the icon of democracy for Myanmar and Nobel peace prize laureate, to unequivocally condemn the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in the Rakhine state. It is no longer tenable for Aung San Suu Kyi, who is virtually

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