Nicolás Maduro, a long practitioner of tight state control of the economy, has quietly and cautiously begun implementing free-market policies.
Political Dissidents articles on Democracy Chronicles
In this political dissidents section, DC highlights people who actively challenge established dictatorships, putting their lives on the line for democracy. Also see our entire section on the Political Dissidents who fight dictators around the world or our main section on World Democracy.
Iran’s judiciary is dramatically increasing the costs of peaceful dissent in Iran,Since July 31, revolutionary courts have sentenced at least 13 activists.
L.A. Kauffman is a longtime organizer and author of the book How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance. She traces the history of the modern protest movement since the March on Washington in 1963.
Young people were at the forefront of the millions-strong 2011 uprising against the corrupt and authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
Russian government’s systematic practice imprisoning Crimean residents because of their religious beliefs, ethnicity, civic activity must end immediately.
Tajikistan faces significant challenges in dealing with the issue of enforced disappearances.“We leave Tajikistan with some hope and serious concerns”.
The crackdown comes at a time when Jordanian activists started protests over economic conditions in 2018 but fizzled out into 2019. That has been a recurring theme in 2019.
GCHR reiterates calls for Saudi Arabia to immediately free all human rights defenders who have been jailed for their advocacy for women’s rights.
The World Movement for Democracy is concerned about the forced disappearance of El-Din, head of housing rights program based in Cairo, Egypt.
GCHR is concerned for the health of imprisoned women human rights defenders in Iran including several who are ill or who have been on hunger strike.