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Saudi-backed Bahrain forces have intensified their deadly crackdown against pro-democracy activists after US President Donald Trump held a series of secret meetings with monarchs of the oil-rich Persian gulf countries during his recent visit to Saudi ...
Three years ago tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the street to fight for universal voting rights, rallied by young students who had grown up in a territory that transferred from British to Chinese control in 1997.
The Court of Appeal is to hear a bail application by senior police inspector Lau Cheuk-ngai, one of the seven officers found guilty in February of assaulting activist Ken Tsang during the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests. The hearing is scheduled for ...
Supporters of democracy movements in mainland China flew kites at Sai Kung on Sunday to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
A protester with the March on Harrisburg being hauled away by police at the Pennsylvania capitol on Monday. (Photo: Sean Kitchen/ Raging Chicken Press).
Hong Kong's chief executive-elect Carrie Lam (L) and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying smile during a press conference in Hong Kong on March 27, 2017, a day after Lam won the Hong Kong chief executive election.
20 year old student Chau Ho-oi, who works with pro-democracy party Demosisto, Financier Cedric Ko, 40-year-old father of two, and Chinese medicine shop owner Tan Kin Hua, 72, each hold a board upon which they wrote a word or Chinese characters to ...
There are some issues President Moon Jae-in has been prioritizing in his first weeks as the chief executive. They include job creation, the security threat from North Korea, relations with neighboring powers and overhauling the prosecution.
LITTLE HAVANA, Fla. - Dozens in South Florida who have been disturbed with what's going on in Venezuela turned their concern into action on Saturday in Miami's Little Havana.
Anti-Trump group Seattle Indivisible is hosting a "Save Our democracy" activist fair 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Town Hall Seattle, with 7th Congressional district Rep. Pramila Jayapal as the featured speaker.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers announced Friday (May 19) they will pursue a bid to impeach the city's outgoing leader after he intervened in a probe into his own acceptance of large undeclared payments from an Australian ...
About Subject/Activist Joshua Wong: Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong student activist who serves as secretary general of Demosist?, the center-left, pro-democracy political party in Hong Kong established in 2016. The party advocates a referendum to determine ...
Anti-Trump group Seattle Indivisible is hosting a "Save Our democracy" activist fair 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Town Hall Seattle, with 7th Congressional district Rep. Pramila Jayapal as the featured speaker.
Chief executive Leung Chun-ying in 2014 denied allegations made by an Australian newspaper that he had failed to declare HK$50 million ($6.5 million), which he received from Australian engineering company UGL while in office.
Around 10,000 people attended the 37th ceremony observing the pro-democracy movement in Gwangju in 1980, as it was made open to anyone who wished to take part, in contrast to earlier ceremonies in which participants needed to register to get in.
"A passionate oath to march our whole lives, leaving neither love nor reputation nor name. Our comrades are gone; only a fluttering flag remains.
A pro-democracy group has issued a stern warning to an elder statesman and former lawmaker Mohammed Junaid over comments against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In practice, the authorities have repeatedly used charges of "revealing state secrets," "harming national security," and "subversion of state power" to target peaceful critics of the government, including democracy activists, rights lawyers, and ...
Pro-Beijing lawmaker Regina Ip has performed a u-turn within hours of backing a motion to condemn fellow lawmaker and lawyer Holden Chow for allowing ...
The May 18 Democratic uprising was a pro-democracy movement in 1980, where citizens protested against the military dictatorship of Gen.
Anchor: President Moon Jae-in attended a ceremony on Thursday marking the 37th anniversary of the May 18th Gwangju Democratization Movement.
A pro-democracy group, under the aegis of Guardian of democracy movement (GDM), has warned elder statesman and ex-lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed ...
MBARE Magistrate Stanford Mambanje on Friday 12 May 2017 set free two pro-democracy campaigners Pride Mukono and Makomborero Haruzivishe after removing them from remand following their arrest and detention last year for allegedly protesting ...
South Korea marked the anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising today with new President Moon Jae-in leading a large crowd in singing an iconic song of protest, a symbolic closure to nearly a decade of conservative rule.
The May 18th pro-democracy movement is a day as important now for Korea as it was more than three-and-a-half decades ago. To give you some background.
Four years ago today, Azerbaijani authorities arrested Ilkin Rustamzade, a member of the pro-democracy NIDA youth group, blogger, and critic of the government's abysmal human rights record.
Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump's invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the ...
Lawmaker Holden Chow has said he should have revealed earlier that he spoke to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying about altering the scope of an ...
Attendees at this week's ceremony to mark a pro-democracy uprising in 1980 will be allowed to sing a controversial protest song in unison for the first time in ...
The new floor leader is known for his pro-democracy activism in the 1980s, and his endeavors to stamp out unfair business practices by large companies, address economic polarization and support victims in a toxic humidifier disinfectant scandal.
Ordinarily tuned to private life, the military annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election which her husband had won, brought Kudirat into pro-democracy movement. The movement had its cost, in 1994, Abiola was incarcerated and kept in solitary ...
The pro-democracy camp has accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of secretly working with a pro-Beijing lawmaker to revise the scope of a Legislative ...
Determined to pressure politicians to support three pieces of pro-democracy legislation, scores of activists set off from Philadelphia on Saturday on a 100-mile trek to the Pennsylvania state capitol.
It is difficult to estimate the number of people in Hong Kong supporting the government and accusing the "pro-democracy" activists of being "fakes," but a clear majority appears to harbor that view. The Alliance for peace and democracy, formed in 2014 ...
... California, documented what it said appeared to be a state-affiliated Vietnamese hacking operation that had targeted a range of people critical of the government, including an Associated Press reporter in Vietnam and a pro-democracy blogger in ...
pro-democracy groups, however, have declared it a rare victory for civilian leaders over army generals in a country where tensions between the two in the past have prompted military leaders to oust elected governments and impose years of dictatorial rules.
Fiery democracy activist Linda Masarira remains unfazed by continued harassment by the state for speaking out against injustice in Zimbabwe.
However, Karim Bah, the secretary-general of the Movement for Social Progress, a grassroots, pro-democracy group, notes that "the Constitution was flouted when the vice president was sacked in 2015.
The United Nations Committee against torture has called on the Bahraini regime to release the country's prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, and open an investigation into widespread reports of ill-treatment and ...
In recent weeks, the government of Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a center-right politician, has escalated its rhetoric against Soros, who for years has been financing opposition to Orban and pro-democracy causes that are not popular among ...
pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang Kin-chiu may have his social worker licence revoked after the regulatory body's disciplinary panel ruled that his criminal conviction had "brought the social work profession into disrepute.
Aurora is not funded by Soros, an American Jewish businessman and philanthropist who was born in Hungary and who has clashed with the government over his funding for several organizations in Hungary with a liberal, pro-democracy agenda. In a text on ...
In the time that has passed since the Umbrella Revolution, Wong and his colleagues in the pro-democracy activist camp here have not given up their fight.
Protesters face the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, 10 May 2017. Venezuelan security forces dispersed, with tear gas and water cannons, demonstrators from the opposition as they aimed at reaching the headquarters of the Supreme Court ...
Hong Kong democracy campaigners claim they have been denied permission to protest at their usual location on the anniversary of the handover as authorities seek to "silence dissenting voices" for an expected visit of Xi Jinping.
Hong Kong's annual pro-democracy march on July 1 may be unable to start at Victoria Park because a pro-Beijing group celebrating the 20th anniversary of the city's return to China has been given priority.
"In other-words, we want to reveal the social structural dynamics and argue that for those that are within the pro-democracy movement, they must pay close attention to these emergent classes and their changing accumulation patterns and its likely ...
The organizing group, the Civil human rights Front, a coalition of pro-democracy activists, has traditionally used Victoria Park as the starting point for a July 1 rally that calls for universal suffrage and the preservation of civil liberties in Hong ...
The Hong Kong Free Press reported that fellow pro-democracy activist Hui Lap-san, a district councillor's assistant, entered Macau as a tourist on Sunday to meet his girlfriend.
Seoul (AFP) - The projected winner of South Korea's presidential election is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer. An exit poll forecast a landslide victory for left-leaning Moon Jae-In of the Democratic party ...


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