The de facto opposition leader of Cameroon, Maurice Kamto, called for nationwide anti-government protests on September 22, 2020. The Yaoundé regime met them with repression.
Political Dissidents articles on Democracy Chronicles
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In protests against Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko, Europe’s last dictator, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been a prominent figure. VOA interviewed her.
Belarus has continued its repression of pro-democracy protests. Some 17 journalists covering the protests have seen their accreditations revoked.
Although suspected of being involved, the Russian government has launched a probe into the alleged poisoning of prominent politician Alexei Navalny.
Rising Zimbabwean political satirist has critiqued the government of Mnangagwa. This comes as the regime is cracking down on growing dissent.
Belarus has witnessed pro-democracy protests directed at its dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. Theater director Pavel Latushko was dismissed in repression.
Secular by law, Sharia courts are still allowed to operate in Nigeria. One such court sentenced 22-year-old singer Aminu Sharif to death for blasphemy
Gareth Jones, a British journalist, exposed Stalin’s genocidal Ukraine famine. Kyiv Council recognised him, naming a street in the capital after him.
It is time that the world unite and hold China responsible for the abysmal human rights record it enforces in the second biggest global economy.
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.