January 1999

Volume 10, Issue 1

Election Watch

Reports on elections in Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Czech Republic, Gabon, Latvia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Taiwan, and Venezuela. 

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the forward of the final report of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Chairperson Archbishop Desmond Tutu; a letter to the Vietnamese National Assembly deploring corruption in the Community Party by four Party veterans; an address on democratization in Burma by Kyaw Kyaw of the Thailand-based All Burma Student’s Democratic Front; former…

Galina Starovoitova (1946-1998)

On the evening of 20 November 1998, Galina Vasilievna Starovoitova was shot to death outside her St. Petersburg apartment. She was the sixth member of the Russian Duma to have been murdered since that body’s creation in 1993. Most observers agree that this was a political assassination. Starovoitova was a tireless, persistent voice for freedom,…