Category: dissent

Sergei Kovalev, Soviet dissident & Putin adversary, dies at 91

     

Sergei Kovalev, a leading Russian dissident and human rights activist who fought for the victims of oppression in Soviet times and opposed Moscow’s war against Chechen separatists in the 1990s,… Read more »

‘China’s COVID Secrets’: How to curb Beijing’s authoritarian agenda

     

President Joe Biden’s nominee for United Nations ambassador will pledge to restore American leadership, warning that its absence in recent years has allowed China to fill the void, Bloomberg reports…. Read more »

Yuri Orlov ‘lit a fire under Soviet regime’

     

Yuri Orlov, physicist who became a symbol of Soviet dissent, dies at 96 https://t.co/21j9gD1Mdr — Democracy Digest (@demdigest) October 1, 2020 Yuri Orlov, a Russian-born physicist who designed particle accelerators,… Read more »

Why China’s propaganda efforts backfire

     

A journalist who had worked for some of China’s most powerful propaganda outlets has been jailed for 15 years after being accused of attacking the ruling Communist Party, AFP reports:… Read more »

‘From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate’: Have Liu Xiaobo’s fears been realized? 

     

Liberal Senator @SenPaterson says China’s threat to impose “economic sanctions” on Australia if it conducts an independent inquiry into the source of the coronavirus shows the Chinese Communist Party is “extremely… Read more »

Call to free Iran’s women political prisoners: Virus ‘exacerbates regime’s legitimacy crisis’

     

The coronavirus is leading Iranians to question the relationship between state and religion, putting the theocratic state in “an unusual and awkward position“, observers suggest. The Islamic Republic had to… Read more »