Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Stand News shuts down following raid

Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News shut down on Wednesday after police raided its office, froze its assets and arrested senior staff on suspected “seditious publication” offences in the latest crackdown on the city’s media. The raid raises more concerns about press freedom in the former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in… Read More Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Stand News shuts down following raid

Six arrested as Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media outlet Stand News

Hundreds of Hong Kong national security police raided the office of online pro-democracy media outlet Stand News on Wednesday and arrested six people for suspected “seditious publications” offences, the latest in a series of crackdowns on the media. Stand News, set up in 2014 as a non-profit, is the most prominent remaining pro-democracy publication in… Read More Six arrested as Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media outlet Stand News

Hong Kong court jails eight pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

Eight Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to up to 14 months in prison on Monday for organising, taking part in and inciting participation in a banned vigil last year for victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise of wide-ranging freedoms,… Read More Hong Kong court jails eight pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

Hong Kong court convicts three pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

A Hong Kong court found three prominent pro-democracy activists guilty on Thursday of unauthorised assembly over a June 4 vigil last year to mark Beijing’s 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square. Hong Kong has traditionally held the world’s largest annual June 4 vigils, as part of wide-ranging freedoms promised when it returned… Read More Hong Kong court convicts three pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

Hong Kong police arrest three members of pro-democracy student prisoner-support group

Hong Kong police arrested on Monday three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a “conspiracy to incite subversion” including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 100 people under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British… Read More Hong Kong police arrest three members of pro-democracy student prisoner-support group

Hong Kong court approves bail request of student charged under national security law

A Hong Kong court on Friday approved bail for a student leader who is among four charged with “advocating terrorism” after their union passed a motion mourning the death of a 50-year-old who stabbed a police officer before killing himself. As part of the bail conditions, High Court Judge Esther Toh ordered Yung Chung-hei, 19,… Read More Hong Kong court approves bail request of student charged under national security law

Hong Kong court denies bail request of students charged with advocating terrorism

Four Hong Kong student leaders charged with “advocating terrorism” after their union passed a motion last month mourning the death of a 50-year-old who stabbed a policeman before killing himself were denied bail on Thursday. The four, aged 18-20 and all from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), are the latest democracy activists to be… Read More Hong Kong court denies bail request of students charged with advocating terrorism

Hong Kong court convicts pro-democracy activist Andy Li in national security case

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, who had been detained in mainland China after trying to flee the city by boat, was found guilty on Thursday of conspiracy to commit collusion with a foreign country in a national security case. Andy Li was among a group of 12 people intercepted by mainland authorities in August 2020… Read More Hong Kong court convicts pro-democracy activist Andy Li in national security case