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On April 11, shortly after CNN aired an interview with Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian opposition leader and member of the Forum 2000 International Coalition of Democratic Renewal (ICDR), he was detained outside his home in Moscow. Basmanny district court ordered the Kremlin critic be held in pretrial detention until June 12. Russia’s Investigative Committee is conducting a probe into accusations that Mr. Kara-Murza distributed false information about the Russian Army and the Justice Ministry added him to a list of “foreign agents.”
Forum 2000 condemns the politically motivated sentencing of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a member of the Forum 2000 International Advisory Board
A court sentenced Myanmar’s civilian leader and member of the Forum 2000 International Advisory Board, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to five years in prison after finding her guilty of corruption in a trial closed to the public and the news media. The court has prohibited her lawyers from speaking publicly about the case. Supporters said the prosecution had presented no evidence against Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been charged with 17 criminal counts that her defenders maintain are fabricated.
On April 8, the Forum 2000 Foundation, in cooperation with Fundación Internacional para la Libertad and Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa, organized a Democratic Solidarity conference at Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid to discuss the motivations for and implications of the recent wave of mass demonstrations in the region. The speakers —Tamara Sujú (Venezuela), Rosa María Payá (Cuba), Erika Guevara Rosas (México), and Christopher Sabatini (Great Britain)— addressed the common causes of the protests across different Latin American countries and discussed their democratizing potential in various authoritarian regimes.
Vladimir Rouvinski, Director of the Laboratory of Politics and International Relations and Associate Professor at Icesi University in Cali, Colombia, joined Martin Ehl to talk about the Russia-China relationship in the current context. Who makes the rules? Is there a natural alliance between Russia and China against the United States? What is China watching with special attention in the Ukraine?
Jagannath Panda, Head of the Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs at the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Sweden, joined Sascha Hannig to talk about the China-India relationship and the strategic trends across the Indo-Pacific. How important is the boundary dispute between the two nations? How do regional agreements work today? What is the Indian perspective and stance on the Ukraine-Russia crisis?