Documents on Democracy

Page Numbers 183-187
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Excerpts from:

  • The statement that Chinese rights activist Xu Zhiyong read at his January 22 trial for gathering a crowd to disrupt public order, for which he received a four-year prison sentence.
  • The March 4 statement issued by former presidents Oscar Arias (Costa Rica), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil), Ricardo Lagos (Chile), and Alejandro Toledo (Peru) on the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. 
  • The newly approved Tunisian constitution.
  • A December 2013 statement issued by the Civic Sector, one of the leading groups in the Ukrainian protests in the Maidan (a central square in Kyiv), seeking to set forth the principles of a new civic movement.