January 1996

Volume 7, Issue 1

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the statement of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a critic of the Nigerian government, shortly before his execution; interview with Cambodian prince Norodom Sihanouk; petition by 15 dissidents to China’s legislature demanding freedom for political prisoners; Pope John Paul II’s address for the UN’s fiftieth anniversary.

News and Notes

Dilemmas of Nigerian Democracy Discussed; Briefing Focuses on Transitional Justice; Democracy in the Arab World Examined; Assessing the Communist Legacy; Report on NED’s International Forum.

Election Watch

Reports on elections in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey.