The founder of the Russian election observation network, “Association Golos,” and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) Board Member Lilia Shibanova is being prevented from leaving the Russian Federation. Ms. Shibanova’s inability to leave the country follows a series of crackdowns and incidences of harassment of Golos and its leaders over the past...
Founder of Golos Prevented from Leaving Russian Federation; GNDEM Urges Quick, Fair Resolution
ISFED’s PVT confirms parliamentary election results
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...
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....