Police said they made arrests in the city's Mongkok district, where large crowds also rallied. When several protesters tried to block a road, officers rushed to detain them, using pepper spray and raising a blue flag to warn them to disperse or they would use force on the unauthorized gathering. On Twitter, they urged people not to gather in groups because of the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Worrying over future, Hong Kong defies ban to mark Tiananmen
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"When you intend to pass laws that seriously affect the lives of seven million people, you make sure you have open consultation. You listen to opinions and you are ready to modify the content of it," Hong Kong barrister Margaret Ng told DW. "This whole process is secretive because Beijing doesn't want to hear any objection and Chinese authorities don't want to give anyone a chance to criticize the law." … [Read more...] about China’s security law: The end of Hong Kong’s semi-autonomous status?
Human rights advocates claim that some national security cases are highly likely to be politically motivated, with defendants denied the right to a fair and open trial. Activists, dissidents, lawyers and other opponents of the government are routinely targeted by China's own national security laws, and often subjected to prolonged extralegal detention and even torture while awaiting trial. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong national security law: five key facts you need to know
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, pro-democracy activist Nathan Law, along with Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong, attends a press conference in Hong Kong. Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location, he revealed on his Facebook page shortly after testifying at a U.S. congressional hearing about the tough national security law China had imposed on the semi-autonomous territory. In his post late Thursday, July 2, 2020, he said that he decided to take on the responsibility for advocating for Hong Kong internationally and had since left the city. less … [Read more...] about Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroad
The logo of Judiciary of Hong Kong is seen outside West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts, after a motorcyclist accused of riding into a group of policemen during the protest, while carrying a flag calling for the liberation of Hong Kong, has been charged under the newly passed national security law, in Hong Kong, China July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu … [Read more...] about Hong Kong man accused of terrorism in first use of new China security law