Egyptian authorities are refusing to provide identity documents, including passports, birth certificates, and national IDs to critics living abroad.
Political Exiles articles on Democracy Chronicles
Very often dictatorships force democracy activists into a life as political exiles and dissidents. Exile is a primary tool of most dictatorships from China to Cuba. Also see our section on Political Dissidents.
Russian lawyer Leonid Krikun, who defended opposition and civil right activists in high-profile cases, has fled Russia, fearing for his safety.
Sportspeople who oppose Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko are forced into exile. But what has happened since they left Belarus?
After granting asylum to Hong Kong activist and former politician Nathan Law, China has accused the UK of harboring a “terrorist suspect.”
Personal accounts of African journalists forced into exile are featured in a new book published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).
Authorities issued arrest warrants for exiled pro-democracy activists on terrorism charges as they pursue repression of Algeria’s Hirak.
In the ten years since Egyptians took to the streets to depose Hosni Mubarak, on-the-ground and online organizing has changed drastically.
Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways.
Uganda says it will consider giving asylum to Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir, who was deposed by his country’s military last week.
Nicaragua’s government said Monday it will implement a program to guarantee the safe return of exiles, a proposal the opposition dismissed as “absurd.”