A deeply ironic new law now allows South Africa to strip refugees of asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries.
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 protests over increasing hardship as US slams sanctions has been met with brutal violence by Iranian security forces.
Members of the Myanmar satirical troupe known as Peacock Generation Thangyat have been handed more jail time for allegedly mocking the military.
Saturday’s demonstrations in Czechoslovakia celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution but also drew attention to a drift from its ideals.
Nicolás Maduro, a long practitioner of tight state control of the economy, has quietly and cautiously begun implementing free-market policies.
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”.