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[STATEMENT] JOINT STATEMENT: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny
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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
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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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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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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JOINT OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL PRAYUT CHAN-O-CHA: CONCERNS REGARDING THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS
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JOINT OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL PRAYUT CHAN-O-CHA: CONCERNS REGARDING THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS 5 June 2018 Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha Government House Pitsanulok Road, Dusit Bangkok 10300, Thailand   Re: Concerns regarding arrest and prosecution of peaceful protesters   Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to you with regards to the recent arrest and charging of pro-democracy activists for their participation

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[Statement] Deteriorating Democracy in the Philippines: Rule of Law Must Be Upheld
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Deteriorating Democracy in the Philippines: Rule of Law Must Be Upheld   May 11, 2018 – Democratic institutions continue to be beleaguered in the Philippines. On May 11, the Supreme Court ousted its own Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno, through an archaic process called Quo Warranto. According to the country’s constitution, the Chief Justice can only be removed through an impeachment. Thus what happened was clearly a transgression of

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[Statement] DEMOCRACY PREVAILS IN MALAYSIA
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  DEMOCRACY PREVAILS IN MALAYSIA    May 10, 2018 – On 9 May 2018, the people of Malaysia went to the polls and cast their sacred ballots. After a six-decade run, the ruling coalition was defeated in a stunning upset by an opposition alliance led by former Malaysian leader Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The election commission official results confirmed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) – or Alliance for Hope-- and its allies surpassed the 112 seats

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[Statement] A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER
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A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER   Dakar, 9 May 2018 The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses concern for the regression of democracy in the region. ADN calls for democratic unity of all democracy advocates to defend democracy in their home countries and offer solidarity to those countries in democracy crisis. Taking part in the Ninth Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

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