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June 8, 2018

World Movement Joins Fellow NGOs in Expressing Solidarity with Egyptian Civil Society

Originally published here. We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, express solidarity with the bloggers, journalists, human rights defenders, and other civil society members in Egypt who have been arrested with unprecedented frequency in recent weeks. The current escalation is the latest installment in the government’s sustained crackdown on civil society, which initially intensified with the […]

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June 6, 2018

Egypt Military Court Sentences Journalist Ismail Alexandrani to 10 Years Amidst Wider Crackdown

The World Movement for Democracy expresses its deep concern over the unjust 10-year sentence handed to journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani by an Egyptian military court on May 22, 2018. Alexandrani, a winner of the World Youth Movement for Democracy’s International Essay Contest on Youth and Democracy, is a well-known expert on Sinai affairs and […]

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June 1, 2018

#SetThemFree Campaign Updates

Ukraine: The World Movement for Democracy expresses its solidarity with Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker, activist, and political prisoner who has been on a hunger strike since May 14, 2018. Sentsov’s goal is to bring attention to the 64 Ukrainian political prisoners imprisoned by the Russian government and to mobilize the international community to pressure […]

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May 30, 2018

Hunger Strike by Ukrainian Filmmaker Renews Calls for Russia to Release Political Prisoners

The World Movement for Democracy expresses its solidarity with Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker, activist, and political prisoner who is now in his 15th day of a hunger strike. Sentsov’s goal is to bring attention to the 64 Ukrainian political prisoners imprisoned by the Russian government and to mobilize the international community to pressure Russia […]

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April 20, 2018

Violence Against Protesters in Nicaragua

During the past week, youth and students in Nicaragua organized peaceful protests across the country in response to reforms to the Social Security System. The government of Daniel Ortega responded with disproportionate violence, intimidation, and repression, which was carried out by antiriot police and pro-government supporters. Three people have died, and dozens of students and […]

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April 1, 2018

#SetThemFree Campaign Updates

Vietnam: On April 5, 2018, the Supreme People’s Court in Hanoi sentenced six peaceful activists to sentences ranging from 7-15 years in prison, with additional years of probationary detention. They were all charged with “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s government.” Two of the activists, Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha, were held in […]

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March 29, 2018

Joint Civil Society Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate

Joint civil society letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate on recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders.   Prime Minister-Designate, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali Cc: Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representative 29 March 2018 Your Excellencies, The undersigned international, regional and national human rights and development organisations write to express […]

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March 23, 2018

The Civic Space Initiative Welcomes Mr. Nyaletsossi Clément Voule

The Civic Space Initiative welcomes Mr. Nyaletsossi Clément Voule as the new UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of assembly and association, and congratulates him on his appointment. The Civic Space Initiative (CSI) is a collaborative project of ARTICLE 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), […]

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