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The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

Despite boasting unrivaled tourist attractions, large stores of natural resources that could be profitably and responsibly exploited, and one of the world’s youngest labor forces the country’s economy is floundering. And, after 34 years of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s dictatorial rule, Cambodians could soon be facing a higher price. On April 4, a group of international buyers’ associations from the

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Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in support of Radio Radicale

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in support of Radio Radicale

On 12 April, 50 parliamentarians from 5 groups of 23 Member States of the Strasbourg-based Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, tabled a written declaration, launched by Italian Senator Roberto Rampi, calling on the Council of Europe to urge the Italian Government to reconsider the decision to shut down Radio Radicale by cutting the funding that contributed to the

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Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved in 2017 and its leader, Kem Sokha, arrested. This set the scene for rigged elections in July 2018, with all of the seats in the National Assembly being won by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

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Defender of Rights highlights “increasing repression” in France

Defender of Rights highlights “increasing repression” in France

On 12 March the Defender of Rights of France, Mr. Jacques Toubon, said he was worried about a “reinforcement of repression” in his country. In its Annual Report, this independent authority also indicates a “collapse” of fundamental rights and freedoms, caused by the introduction of the state of emergency in 2015. In France, “a policy of strengthening security and repression

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Jianli Yang’s speech at the commemoration of  60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising

Jianli Yang’s speech at the commemoration of 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising

On March 10, Chinese dissident Jianli Yang, a member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” and of the Nonviolent Radical Party, gave a speech in Dharamsala, India, seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile, during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising, which occurred in 1959 against the invasion of Communist China which forced

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Xi Jinping’s Nationalism: inward and outward

Xi Jinping’s Nationalism: inward and outward

When Xi Jinping first took power in 2012, Chinese society was politically, economically, sociologically, and even sentimentally broken into Chinas. One is China, Inc. consisting of the political, economic, social, and cultural elite bonded together by corruption and maintained the one-party oligarchy, and the other China of over 1 billion Chinese “shitizens”, virtually enslaved by China, Inc. They were not

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