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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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[EVENT] Secretary General Speech given at the opening session of the Asia Democracy Conference (ADC)

  Secretary General Speech given at the opening session of the Asia Democracy Conference (ADC)   “Peace and Democracy – Democracy Transition and Social Integration in Asia”   Colombo, 24-25 August 2018   Honorable Vice Chairman of Korea Democracy Foundation (KDF), Mr. Jinwoo Jeong, Respectful Director of the Institute for Korean Democracy Mr. Hyungsik Shin Former Secretary General of ADN, Anselmo Lee, Regional Coordinator of

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[EVENT] Secretary General Ichal Supriadi giving a welcome speech at the Asia Democracy Conference 2018

  Secretary General Ichal Supriadi giving a welcome speech at the Asia Democracy Conference 2018 being held now in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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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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Samriddhi Foundations dialogue on Leveraging India and China Relations | Kathmandu, Nepal

  ADN and Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN) participated in Samriddhi Foundations dialogue on Leveraging India and China Relations held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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[EVENT] Interview with Mu Sochua: Cambodia Democracy in Crisis and the Role of Civil Society

  Seoul, Korea – With a day left before the Round Table Discussion on the recent elections in Cambodia, Mu Sochua, the Vice President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was interviewed by Hankyoreh, a national daily newspaper in South Korea. In the interview, Mu Sochua shared her thoughts on the current political landscape under the Hun Sen government, the role of civil society organizations and international community, as well as the

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[EVENT] Roundtable Discussion: Cambodia Democracy in Crisis

  Roundtable Discussion: Cambodia Democracy in Crisis The recent collapse of democracy in Cambodia has raised grave concern for regional trends in the Asia region. It is time for the international community to take what happened in Cambodia as a stress signal to take action. Leading up to the general election on 29 July 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen has violated fundamental rights and disregarded democratic principles to stronghold the elections

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[Statement] ASIAN YOUTH CALLS FOR UNITY AND DEMOCRACY RENEWAL IN RESPONSE TO DEMOCRACY CHALLENGES IN ASIA

ASIAN YOUTH CALLS FOR UNITY AND DEMOCRACY RENEWAL IN RESPONSE TO DEMOCRACY CHALLENGES IN ASIA   SEOUL,KOREA – June 14, 2018 Youth democracy and human rights representatives from the Asian region gathered in the Republic of Korea from May 13-24 to attend the Empowering Asia Forum 2018: Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy hosted by the Asia Democracy Network. At the forum, participants shared challenges to democracy in their respective countries

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