Documents on Democracy

Issue Date October 2012
Volume 23
Issue 4
Page Numbers 181-185
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  • Excerpts from Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, which she gave on June 16 in Oslo, 21 years after she was awarded the prize.
  • An excerpt from imprisoned former Yukos oil company head Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s statement criticizing the Moscow trial of three members of the band Pussy Riot.
  • Portions of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s speech on June 29, a day before officially taking the oath of office.
  • Excerpt from a statement issued by a group of 17 Egyptian NGOs urging a greater focus on strengthening the rule of law and protecting human rights.