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FRETILIN 5th National Congress
FRETILIN 5th National Congress

SocDem Asia Statement Congratulating the Frente Revolucionaria Do Timor-Leste Independente (FRETILIN) on their 5th National Congress

Thursday, 8 September 2022

The Network for Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia), currently comprised of 15 political parties from 11 countries in Asia, extends its warmest greetings to our comrades in The Revolutionary Front of Independent Timor-Leste (FRETILIN) on the occasion of their 5th National Congress! SocDem Asia recognizes the pivotal role of FRETILIN in the struggle for independence of the people of Timor-Leste and laying the foundations of democratic rule in the country. FRETILIN has been and continues to be a vital partner and sister-party of SocDem Asia and other social democratic and progressive political parties in Asia.
SDA condemns execution of Myanmar political activists
SDA condemns execution of Myanmar political activists

SocDem Asia Statement on the Execution of Pro-Democracy Activists by the Myanmar Military Junta

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

The Network of Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia) strongly condemns the recent executions of democracy and human rights activists Phyo Zeya Thaw, Kyaw Min Yu, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw by the military regime in Myanmar. This heinous action committed by the military regime is the latest, but not the last, act of terror and brutality it has unleashed on the peoples of Myanmar. One hundred seventeen (117) political personalities have been sentenced to death since the coup, according to the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP). Through this action, the military junta continue to rule by violence and fear. The execution of these pro-democracy activists alongside countless instances of atrocities against civilian populations and opposition groups must end. Peace, democracy, and prosperity in Myanmar cannot exist while the military junta remains.
Poster: Defend Democracy Working Group Meeting
Poster: Defend Democracy Working Group Meeting

Defend Democracy Working Group Meeting

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

"SocDem Asia member parties and partners met in Bangkok from 18-20 May for the Defend Democracy Working Group, the first face to face activity in two years, to discuss the challenges and lessons faced by the region's democratic struggles in the past years with the rise of authoritarianism, COVID-19 pandemic, and economic crises.
2022 farewell comrade, we will continue the struggle
2022 farewell comrade, we will continue the struggle

SocDem Asia Statement of Condolences on the passing of SNLD Leader Khun Htun Oo

Monday, 2 May 2022

Awarded Nationalities Hero Prize by the United Nationalities Alliance of Burma/Myanmar, Prisoner of Conscience by the Amnesty International, the leader of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy Khun Htun Oo, was sentenced for a total of 93 years of imprisonment by the military junta for standing up for the rigths of the ethnic people and the democratic union.
2022 Elections in Asia
2022 Elections in Asia

ELECTIONS IN ASIA 2022

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

The year 2022 will see no less than 7 countries in Asia go to the polling booths to choose their local, state, and national leaders. In some countries the local elections will be a proving ground and dress rehearsal for progressive and social democratic parties to test whether they are able to consolidate their forces in regional areas and bailiwicks before the more decisive general elections.

In others, the election will determine the course of their country's progress and whether they are able to surmount populist and authoritarian forces.

Democracy-in-Myanmar-will-rise-again-cover
Democracy-in-Myanmar-will-rise-again-cover

Democracy in Myanmar will rise again

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

A year has already passed since February 1, 2021 when the military establishment of Myanmar staged a coup to overthrow the legitimately elected government and members of parliament and plunged the country once again into military dictatorship. As a result of its takeover, mass arrests and human rights violations have again been perpetrated against its civilian population. An estimated 1,500 individuals have been killed in violent crackdowns perpetrated by the military junta. Thousands more continue to languish in jail. These along with the filing of spurious charges against leaders and activists of opposition organizations and political parties are intended to weaken the popular resistance against the regime and pacify the population. However, these measures are creating the opposite effect.

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