For Georgia’s October 8 parliamentary elections, GNDEM member the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) monitored the quality of electoral processes and conducted a parallel vote tabulation (PVT) of the race. ISFED has employed this systematic methodology to verify results or...
ISFED’s PVT confirms parliamentary election results
Bersih 2.0 (Malaysia) Update on Chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah
Arrested on November 18, Bersih 2.0 Chairperson, Maria Chin Abdullah has now been officially detained under the Security Offences Special Measures Act 2012 (SOSMA). This is the first time Malaysian authorities will have used SOSMA, a controversial act typically reserved for suspected terrorists and threats to national security, against a civil society representative. Under SOSMA, Ms. Chin can be held for up to 28 days without a trial....
Bersih 2.0 (Malaysia) Leadership Arrested Ahead of Peaceful Protest
On 18 November at approximately 3:00 PM, Malaysian authorities raided the office of GNDEM member, Bersih 2.0 and arrested Chairperson Ms. Maria Chin Abdullah and Secretariat Manager, Mr. Mandeep Singh. Ongoing reports indicate that several other Bersih supporters have also been detained in separate incidents around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Ms. Chin has been charged under Penal Code Section 124(c),...