Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters

By |september 30th, 2019|Alexei Navalny, authoritarian regime, human rights, News, protests, Russia|

More than 20,000 Russians took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday (29 September) to demand the release of protesters jailed over the summer in what opponents of the Kremlin say is a campaign to stifle dissent.

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Human rights violations in Egypt: EU must speak out!

By |december 20th, 2018|authoritarian regime, Egypt, human rights, News, refugee crisis|

The EU should be aware of plans to amend the Egyptian Constitution that could extend the power of the President indefinitely, showing the true intentions of an authoritarian state, writes Wahid Al-Asmar.

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Thousands protest against Serbian President Vucic

By |december 17th, 2018|Aleksandar Vučić, authoritarian regime, corruption, freedom of expression, News, press freedom, protests, Serbia, Serbia elections|

Thousands of demonstrators defied heavy snow Saturday (15 December) in Belgrade to protest what they say is a crackdown by the government of President Aleksandar Vučić on opposition parties and the media.

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Orbán exempts pro-government behemoth media group from scrutiny

By |december 7th, 2018|Article 7, authoritarian regime, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has exempted a mammoth pro-government media group from scrutiny by the national competition watchdog, according to a decree published late on Wednesday (5 December).

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Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

By |december 5th, 2018|abuse of power, authoritarian regime, Kurds, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Selahattin Demirtas, Turkey|

A Turkish court on Tuesday (4 December) rejected an appeal by jailed pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş against his conviction for “terrorist propaganda”, his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Demirtaş,...

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Erdogan says he will consider referendum on Turkey’s EU bid

By |oktober 5th, 2018|authoritarian regime, EU enlargement, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, Turkish purges|

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday (4 October) he would consider putting Turkey's long-stalled bid to join the European Union to a referendum, signalling exasperation with a process he says has been waylaid by prejudice against Muslims.

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Turkey reboots with masterplan for Erdogan one-man rule until 2028

By |julij 9th, 2018|authoritarian regime, Fethullah Gülen, Kurds, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Turkish purges|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be sworn in for a second term today (9 July), wielding hefty new constitutional powers as he oversees a radically different system of government.

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Chilly Western reactions to Erdogan’s win

By |junij 26th, 2018|Angela Merkel, authoritarian regime, Federica Mogherini, Greece, Johannes Hahn, media freedom, News, Nikos Kotzias, OSCE, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish elections, USA, Viktor Orbán, Vladimir Putin|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday (26 June) celebrated winning sweeping new powers in a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite complaints over an unequal campaign that alarmed the EU.

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EU, rights activists express outrage over police brutality, arrests in Russia

By |maj 7th, 2018|authoritarian regime, human rights, News, Russia|

Foreign governments and rights activists on Sunday (6 May) expressed outrage over mass arrests in Russia and the brutality with which protests were broken up on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration.

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Turkey vows to launch new cross-border military operations

By |maj 7th, 2018|authoritarian regime, Iraq, Kurds, News, Syria war, Turkey|

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday (6 May) said Turkey would launch cross-border offensives, like previous military operations in Syria, in the "new era" after snap polls on 24 June.

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