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Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 months
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Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 months

Ten of Hong Kong’s most senior pro-democracy activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending “unauthorised assemblies” during mass protests that rocked the city in 2019. In the latest blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the individuals were either ordered to jail...

Hong Kong security law being used to ‘eliminate dissent’ say US, UK, Australia and Canada
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Hong Kong security law being used to ‘eliminate dissent’ say US, UK, Australia and Canada

The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Britain and Canada have issued a joint statement expressing “serious concern” about the arrest of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week. The arrests were by far the largest such action taken under a national security law (NSL) that China imposed on the semi-autonomous territory a little more...

Hong Kong upholds ban on masks at protests
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Hong Kong upholds ban on masks at protests

The nation’s highest court ruled in favour of the government on Monday, upholding its use of a colonial-era law to unilaterally ban masks at the height of protests last year, reversing a lower court’s ruling. The ruling represents a defeat for Hong Kong‘s pro-democracy opposition, now forced out of the legislature, which tried to establish that the ban was unconstitutional and...