Two plead guilty in illegal assembly trial of democracy activists in Hong Kong

Two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges related to an illegal assembly during mass anti-government protests in August 2019, while seven others, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, pleaded not guilty. The 2019 protests, fuelled by a perception Beijing was curbing the wide-ranging freedoms promised to the former British colony upon its… Read More Two plead guilty in illegal assembly trial of democracy activists in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police arrest dozens of pro-democratic activists over alleged breach of national security law

Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy activists on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a new security law by planning to “paralyse” and “overthrow” the city government, Secretary for Security John Lee said. The arrests represent the biggest crackdown on the opposition camp since Beijing imposed the law security law in the former British colony… Read More Hong Kong police arrest dozens of pro-democratic activists over alleged breach of national security law

Hong Kong police arrest three former lawmakers over May, June legislative protests

Police in Hong Kong said they had arrested three former lawmakers on Wednesday morning over May and June incidents in which foul-smelling liquid was thrown in the city’s legislature, an act police said was intended to cause harm. Pro-democracy activists Ted Hui, Ray Chan and Chu Hoi-dick confirmed the arrests on their Facebook pages. The… Read More Hong Kong police arrest three former lawmakers over May, June legislative protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers stage final protest in assembly before mass resignation

Hong Kong’s opposition staged a final show of defiance in the legislature on Thursday before resigning to protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues in what they see as another bid by Beijing to suppress democracy in the city. The withdrawal of the opposition from the city legislature will mean an end for… Read More Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers stage final protest in assembly before mass resignation

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers to resign in protest against new rules

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition lawmakers said on Wednesday they will resign in protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues from the city assembly after Beijing gave local authorities new powers to further curb dissent. The Chinese parliament adopted a resolution earlier in the day allowing the city’s executive to expel legislators deemed to… Read More Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers to resign in protest against new rules

Prominent Hong Kong democrat arrested over abduction claims

Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for “misleading police” after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents in the city. Howard Lam was shown on local television being taken away by police in a van with handcuffs in… Read More Prominent Hong Kong democrat arrested over abduction claims