Istanbul. ILFRY General Assembly hosted Marco Cappa’s keynote speech.

ILFRY confirmed in the General Assembly the leadership of Thomas Leys. There was the call for freedom for Maikel Nabil (finally released in January 25th 2012). The Resolutions of the GA highlighted a lot of important topics: Tahrir Square, West Papua, Sri Lanka, and Belarus. It was a unique occasion to meet dedicated and passionate people from as far apart as Lebanon, the Netherlands, Sweden, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Norway, Morocco, and Turkey itself talking about human rights and freedom.

Marco Cappa addressed his keynote about the common fight for democracy between YDE and ILFRY. He quoted MLK: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

YDE Council in San Marino, October 1st-2nd 2011

The new Bureau fixed in San Marino the first Council to establish 2012  roadmap and activities.
In this occasion they took part to the investiture of his excellency Matteo Fiorini (former YDE representative and now EDP council member for the party Alleanza Popolare) to the role of Captain Regent (Chief of State) of the most serene Republic of San Marino. YDE leaders were honored guests according to the Protocol of the Ceremony applied for 300 years since the foundation of the Republic in 1711.


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