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ACTIVIST TO ADMINISTRATOR Phyo Min Thein was a student majoring in physics at the University of Yangon when Myanmar's socialist government was toppled in a military coup in 1988, inspiring resistance from pro-democracy groups. He entered politics ...
Nobody can doubt that the women's March was an amazing display of democratic solidarity across the country, and it will be remembered as a foundation of our growing pro-democracy movement. Thousands of people in San Luis Obispo stood together, not ...
If Beijing allows human rights to deteriorate in Hong Kong, then the whole country will lose all hope of reform. pro-democracy protesters holding yellow umbrellas outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong in 2015. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP.
"Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung's bid to run for chief executive drew a mixed response from the pro-democracy camp. Many pan-democrats accused him of rocking the boat and disrupting their plan to effectively use their 325 votes in the election Committee ...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shot down speculation that leaders of the 2009 anti-regime protests would be freed, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
"It would be best to prevent the public from insulting police officers," Ip said. "They are upset that people insult them with expletives.
Hong Kong - More than 30,000 serving and former police officers gathered on Wednesday night (Feb 22) in support of seven officers who were jailed for what a judge described as a vicious attack on a pro-democracy protester two years ago. The event held ...
The Legislative Council's Public Works Subcommittee approved on Wednesday a HK$12.4 billion funding request from the government for a block of around ...
pro-democracy lawmaker Nathan Law Kwun-chung has criticised an increase in funding for police equipment announced in Hong Kong's annual budget.
Lam held talks with student leaders during the pro-democracy protests in 2014 but she gave no ground in the televised debate.
While pro-democracy activists applauded the long-awaited conviction as proof that Hong Kong still has judicial independence despite Beijing's creeping influence, police supporters and pro-Beijing politicians criticized the sentence for being too harsh ...
An appeal of the legal aid application of three pro-democracy lawmakers, whose statuses were challenged, have been rejected by the court.
Zhu Xiaoyan, the U.S.-based sister of veteran jailed democracy activist Zhu Yufu, has called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party to end the beatings and mistreatment meted out to her brother in prison.
Recent developments in Egypt confirm that blundering Sisi is executing a treasonous scheme against the people, destroying the economy by unjustifiable borrowing, putting ousted Mubarak's senior officials in the state's top posts, selling off state ...
Hong Kong (AP) - Seven Hong Kong police officers were sentenced Friday to two years in prison for assaulting a pro-democracy activist at the height of 2014 protests, in an attack that was caught on film by TV news cameras. The video of officers ...
Hong Kong (AP) - Seven Hong Kong police officers were sentenced Friday to two years in prison for assaulting a pro-democracy activist at the height of 2014 protests, in an attack that was caught on film by TV news cameras. The video of officers ...
A wave of online attacks against Judge David Dufton of the District Court has taken place following his decision on Tuesday to convict seven police officers of assault against activist Ken Tsang during the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests. Some pro ...
The Saga surrounding the beating of pro-democracy protester Ken Tsang by the police during the 2014 Occupy movement finally drew to an end as the seven police officers involved were convicted of assault by a district court judge.
pro-democracy activist Avery Ng Man-yuen has been charged in connection with an alleged assault during a protest against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent diplomat is planning a politically sensitive trip to Cuba to accept an award from a pro-democracy group on the island. Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States, will travel to Cuba next week ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent diplomat is planning a politically sensitive trip to Cuba to accept an award from a pro-democracy group on the island. The Organization of American States says Secretary General Luis Almagro will travel to Cuba next week ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent diplomat is planning a politically sensitive trip to Cuba to accept an award from a pro-democracy group on the island. The Organization of American States says Secretary General Luis Almagro will travel to Cuba next week ...
WASHINGTON - A prominent diplomat is planning a politically sensitive trip to Cuba to accept an award from a pro-democracy group on the island.
Five of the seven police officers charged with assaulting a pro-democracy activist on October 15, 2014, arriving at a district court in Hong Kong on February 14, 2017.
He recently chronicled the vetting process for Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. He has reported from Asia, Africa, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East for the news magazine, including a timely interview with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu ...
Hong Kong (AP) - Seven Hong Kong police officers were convicted Tuesday of a lesser charge in the assault of a pro-democracy activist whose videotaped beating during the height of 2014 pro-democracy protests sparked outrage. A judge found the ...
Seven Hong Kong police officers have been found guilty of a lesser charge in the assault of a pro-democracy activist whose videotaped beating during the height of 2014 pro-democracy protests sparked outrage. A district court judge found the seven ...
Harare Magistrate Lazini Ncube on Monday 13 February 2017 set free pro-democracy campaigner Denford Ngadziore, who had been on trial for allegedly attempting to effect a citizen's arrest on Higher and Tertiary education, science and technology ...
The pro-democracy group calling itself " Gambia has decided" is going to field in some independent candidates to take part in the polls, unimpeachable sources reaching this medium have intimated.
Weaknesses: While she has proven popular with middle class voters in her Hong Kong Island constituency, Ip remains one of the city's most divisive figures, particularly among pro-democracy circles. She could fail to obtain the 150 nominations necessary ...
Harare - As the much-anticipated 2018 national polls loom large, there is a feeling of deja vu among pro-democracy, opposition and rights groups.
People featured on the poster included Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the face of the pro-democracy Umbrella Revolution during Occupy Central; outspoken talk show host Albert Cheng King-hon; entrepreneur and media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying; populist ...
Hong Kong - The vote for Hong Kong's new leader kicks off this week, but most of its 3.8 million-strong electorate will have no say in choosing the winner, ...
Lately, lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, more often known as Long Hair, has spiced up the heated chief executive election with his sudden announcement that he ...
I had dinner with the ebullient Nemtsov in Moscow in 2012, as he planned huge pro-democracy demonstrations in the capital that unnerved Putin.
Since World War I, a pro-democracy bent has become part of the fabric of American diplomacy - woven into the international alliances and arrangements such as NATO and the World Trade Organization, and a cooperative attitude toward the United Nations, ...
The new head of state will succeed Joachim Gauck, a 77-year-old former pastor and East German pro-democracy activist, who announced last year that he wouldn't seek a second five-year term because of his age.
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a top civil rights organization which works for transparency and accountability in Indian politics, has accused "certain parallel associations working abroad" for seeking to utilize the March 2016 amendment ...
Zimbabwe has once again hit the international headlines - for all the wrong reasons - after the authorities arrested and detained pro-democracy activists in circumstances that grossly undermine constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties. THE ...
Bush believes that the pro-democracy parties made some fatal errors several years ago that prevented them from achieving their legislative goals.
A student pro-democracy activist who shared a story about Thailand's new king that had been posted on facebook by the Thai-language service of the BBC has been formally indicted and will be tried on the charge of lese majeste, or insulting the monarchy.
Observers said the warrant marked the nadir of a precipitous fall from grace for Toledo, a one-time pro-democracy activist who headed street protests against the authoritarian former president Alberto Fujimori and pledged to clamp down on rampant ...
Some are supporting John Tsang because they believe it is the only way to prevent Beijing's handpicked candidate Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor from getting elected, while others insist they should nominate their own candidates in view of Tsang's refusal ...
An editor of a Hong Kong newspaper has fled the city and is seeking asylum in the United States, citing political persecution by the ruling Chinese Communist Party after he showed support for the former British colony's 2014 pro-democracy movement.
Things began to shift on December 10, 1979, when a pro-democracy demonstration and celebration of human rights Day descended into police-instigated violence.
homeless people living near Sham Shui Po's Tung Chau Street and a tunnel near Nam Cheong MTR Station were featured in videos posted by pro-democracy legislator Lau Siu-lai on Sunday evening. They claimed that Food and Environmental Hygiene ...
Last August, a pro-democracy activist was arrested for allegedly posting threats on internet forums against election officials.
Warsaw, Poland (AP) - Lech Walesa, Poland's former president and leader of its peaceful pro-democracy struggle, on Tuesday rejected evidence recently presented by state experts who claim it proves that he was a communist-era paid informer.
pro-democracy lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung announced on Wednesday that he will enter the chief executive race if he receives 37,790 unofficial nominations from members of the public, representing one per cent of the registered electorate.


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