Documents on Democracy

Issue Date July 2009
Volume 20
Issue 3
Page Numbers 180-182
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  • Excerpts from remarks made on March 11 by Xu Youyu, a Charter 08 signatory, as he accepted the People in Need foundation’s annual Homo Homini Award on behalf of imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, a leading figure behind Charter 08.
  • Portions of the African Union’s March 20 decision on the forced resignation of Madagascar’s President Ravalomanana by military leaders who then conferred power on opposition leader Andry Rajoelina.
  • Excerpts from the June 1 inauguration speech of new El Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes of the FMLN, the country’s first leftist president.
  • ASEAN’s May 19 statement condemning Burma’s (Myanmar’s) treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi after an uninvited American swam across a lake and entered her house.