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Thirty-one of the 47 pleaded guilty before the case came to trial. According to the prosecutor, four of the 47 defendants are set to testify against the 16 who did not plead guilty.
A court has sentenced four pro-democracy activists for taking part in last year’s Tiananmen Square commemorations. The judge said the sentence should “deter people from offending and re-offending.”
Local Council Member Michael Mo warns authorities could go after all Hong Kongers arrested in the pro-democracy protests. Mo also says that Joshua Wong’s sentence could trigger a new wave of protests and a mass exodus.
He was held for "unlawful assembly" during protests last year, his lawyers said. He was also reportedly charged with violating the anti-mask law — a ban placed on wearing masks in public.
Samuel Chu, a pro-democracy activist and an American citizen, is the first foreign national targeted by Hong Kong's national security law.
While Taiwan looks to Hong Kong as a cautionary tale of 'one country, two systems,' its own lack of a refugee law is coming under scrutiny.
2018 was a great year in Hong Kong for Xi Jinping and Beijing loyalists. For everyone else, not so much.
That Chu was barred from such a minor election only amplifies Beijing's profound influence in Hong Kong.
Pussy Riot activists were in Hong Kong to support Chinese cartoonist Badicuiao's exhibition, which was canceled due to alleged threats by the Chinese government.
Political cartoonist Badiucao has gone silent since Nov. 2, when his first Hong Kong exhibition was abruptly canceled due to threats from the Chinese government.