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    Seven HK democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

    Associated Press /UNB . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:25pm on April 16, 2021

    Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including 82-year-old veteran activist Martin Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are expected to be sentenced Friday...

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    Hong Kong activists convicted over huge democracy rally

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:02pm on April 01, 2021

    Nine veteran Hong Kong activists face jail after they were convicted Thursday for their roles in organising one of the biggest democracy protests to engulf...

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    Restore democratic rule: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:11am on March 21, 2021

    Senior leaders of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday said that the ideals of politician KM Obaidur Rahman could be followed for restoration of democratic...

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    Thousands protest in Algiers

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 10:30pm on March 13, 2021

    Thousands demonstrated in Algiers on Friday, rejecting early legislative elections announced the day before, as weekly rallies by the resurgent Hirak pro-democracy movement gain momentum...

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    Women march for democracy in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:19pm on March 12, 2021

    Fifty women rights organisations, alliances, networks and forums marched for democracy in the capital and elsewhere in the country on Friday, marking International Women’s Day,...

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    India as autocratic as Pakistan, worse than Bangladesh: Report

    New Age Online | Updated at 09:45am on March 12, 2021

    The fifth annual democracy report by Sweden’s V-Dem Institute, titled ‘Autocratisation goes viral’, has downgraded India from ‘the world’s largest democracy’ to an ‘electoral autocracy’,...

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    Polls mired in irregularities hurt democracy

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2021

    MARKED with violence and irregularities, the 5th phase municipal elections in 29 of the 30 designated municipalities was held on Sunday. While the Election Commission...

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    On endangered language and democracy

    Ahmed Shamim | Updated at 02:00am on February 21, 2021

    ‘TIME changes all things: there is no reason why language should escape this universal law.’ We do not have any tenable evidence to contradict the...

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    US declares transatlantic alliance is back

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:29pm on February 20, 2021

    President Joe Biden declared the ‘transatlantic alliance is back’ Friday in a powerful speech seeking to reestablish the United States as leader of the West...

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    Why foreign affairs adviser has such a difficult job

    Faisal Mahmud | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2021

    IN BANGLADESH, ask a ruling Awami League politician what words should follow ‘development’ and the response will be ‘over democracy’. Riding on two successive controversial...