Documents on Democracy

Issue Date January 2010
Volume 21
Issue 1
Page Numbers 175-180
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  • Excerpts from Ayman Nour’s video message to the National Endowment for Democracy’s November 18 conference, “Middle Eastern Democrats and Their Vision of the Future.”
  • Selections from Wang Lixiong’s speech accepting the International Campaign for Tibet’s Light of Truth Award. Wang Lixiong, a Chinese writer, coauthored a 12 March 2008 open letter to the Chinese authorities entitled “Twelve Suggestions for Handling the Tibetan Situation.”
  • Portions of Ladan Boroumand’s speech accepting the Lech Walesa Prize, awarded by the Lech Walesa Insitute Foundation in Gdansk to three Iranian human-rights activists—Ladan and Roya Boroumand, the founders of the Abdorarahman Boroumand Foundation, and Shadi Sadr of the End Stoning Forever campaign.
  • Selections from the “EU Agenda for Action“—the annex to the “Conclusions on Democracy Support in the EU’s External Relations” adopted by the Council of the European Union on November 17.