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‘Growing risks’: Hong Kong pro-democracy group scales down

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One of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organisations has said it is letting go its paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee after Beijing stepped up its crackdown on opposition activi...

‘They’re being watched’: Chinese pro-democracy students in Australia face threats and insults

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Wu Lebao, 38, recounts receiving a string of insulting messages and calls from a fellow student calling him stupid and a traitor to China. The alleged harassment experienced by Wu – who is studying mathematics at the ...

Denise Ho: die Cantopop-ster en pro-demokrasie-aktivis wat in Hong Kong gearresteer is

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Die arrestasie van die Cantopop-ster Denise Ho in 'n klopjag op verslaggewers en prominente figure wat aan die Hongkongse media-outlet StandNews gekoppel is, het haar baie aanhangers in die stad en regoor die wêreld geskok. Die kunstenaar is geneem uit h...

Hong Kong group behind major pro-democracy protests disbands amid police pressure

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A major civil society group that was behind some of Hong Kong’s biggest protests has disbanded under increasing pressure from police. The Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) announced its closure on Sunday, saying no memb...

Hong Kong jails pro-democracy activist and former DJ for ‘uttering seditious words’

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A Hong Kong court has sentenced a former radio DJ and political party official charged with “seditious” verbal crimes to 40 months in jail. Tam Tak-chi, also known by his radio name Fast Beat, was also fined $5,000 af...

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are handed suspended sentences – video

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A group of high-profile activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending 'unauthorised assemblies'.In the latest blow to Hong Kong’s pro-de...

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures to be sentenced amid crackdown on dissent

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A group of high-profile Hong Kong pro-democracy activists including media mogul Jimmy Lai, will be sentenced on Friday for organising or attending “unauthorised assemblies” during mass protests that rocked the city in...

How a pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong died

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Apple Daily was a beacon of free speech. Now it has been forced to close by China’s sweeping national security law. Does its demise signal a new chapter in Hong Kong? How to ...

Protesters swamp Hong Kong court after pro-democracy figures charged

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Oor 1,000 people have gathered outside a Hong Kong court where 47 pro-democracy candidates, campaigners and activists faced charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law. The group is ac...

Security chief who led pro-democracy crackdown set to be Hong Kong’s new leader

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At the height of Hong Kong’s protests in the summer of 2019, angry pro-democracy legislators shouted in the Chinese territory’s legislative council: “down with John Lee!”, as the veteran security chief defended his fo...

Soedan pro-demokrasie aktiviste vra vir eskalasie ná dodelike onderdrukking

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Pro-demokrasie-betogers en Soedan se weermag blyk gereed te wees vir 'n siklus van eskalasie aan beide kante ná 'n dag waarin ten minste 15 betogers is deur veiligheidsmagte doodgemaak. Ten spyte van 'n hardhandige onderdrukking deur die ...

Sudan pro-democracy groups strike in protest at military coup

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Sudanese pro-democracy groups have launched two days of civil disobedience and strikes in protest at last month’s military coup, though participation appeared to be limited by continuing interruptions to internet and ...

Thailand pro-democracy activists charged over protest near queen’s motorcade

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Prosecutors in Thailand have indicted five pro-democracy activists on charges of attempting to harm the queen during a street demonstration in October last year, in which some protesters shouted slogans critical of th...