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Baku (AFP) - Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced a pro-democracy activist to 10 years in prison as the ex-Soviet state faces growing criticism over its crackdown on dissent.
Even the pro-democracy opposition, while supporting their procedural and legal rights to be sworn in as new lawmakers, have sought to distance themselves from Yau and Leung's comments.

On Oct 7, they declared that the California-based pro-democracy group Viet Tan, or the Vietnam Reform Party, is a terrorist organization and warned of severe penalties for anyone who contacted it.
The junta had used the law, under which the lawyer is arrested, to target pro-democracy protesters in 2014. (File Photo). human rights activists on Monday called on Thailand's junta to drop sedition charges against a rights lawyer in the first such ...
democracy activist Zhou Ping arrived in Bangkok at the end of August with his wife and two sons, applying for resettlement with the U.N.
On Oct 7, they declared that the California-based pro-democracy group Viet Tan, or the Vietnam Reform Party, is a terrorist organization and warned of severe penalties for anyone who contacted it.

Wang Dan, a pro-democracy activist exiled after the 1989 Tiananmen incident, recently featured in a Hong Kong television show with a pro-independence activist, and while the show was being shot in Japan they held a press conference during which they ...
Arab Revolutions > Egypt. pro-democracy National Alliance Calls Non-Violent "People rights" Peaceful protest Week.
12 LUCHA pro-democracy activists arrested in front on the African Union HQ in Kinshasa. LUCHA activists were calling on African leaders to 'listen to the voice of the Congolese people'.
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English cancelled a meeting with two senior Hong Kong democracy supporters this week on advice from his foreign office, he said on Friday, underscoring a delicate relationship with Communist Party-ruled China.
The young pro-democracy lawmakers had their oaths rejected last week after they draped themselves in "Hong Kong is not China" flags, according to AFP.
The Syrian civil war began after pro-democracy campaigners demanding that Mr Assad step aside took to the streets in March 2011, and were violently repressed by the authorities.
At the legislature's opening session a week ago, the duo and two other pro-democracy lawmakers modified their oaths, which call for lawmakers to pledge allegiance to the "Hong Kong special administrative region of the People's Republic of China".
Stelter, a media critic and host of the Sunday show Reliable Sources, said reporters who are "standing up" to Donald Trump are not anti-Trump but "pro-democracy." "Donald Trump's biggest lie is about the election itself, the integrity of the election ...
Harare Magistrate Bianca Makwande on Saturday 15 October 2016 ended the detention of six pro-democracy campaigners Patson Dzamara, Linda Masarira, Makomborero Haruzivishe, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Rangarirai Nhende and Leverage Masvondo ...
An offer made by the pro-establishment camp to give the pro-democracy side some Legislative Council committee chair positions was a gesture of goodwill, a pro-Beijing lawmaker has said.

"It makes us cross because in Africa there's real election rigging." Long-serving rulers who have faced US criticism in the past are already using Trump's remarks to counter Washington's pro-democracy message. When Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, ...
pro-democracy political activist and member of the Demosisto party Joshua Wong looks on after. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been detained by Thai authorities in Bangkok, according to his political party. Hong Kong activist Joshua ...
The Dalai Lama arrived in Prague on Monday to attend the pro-democracy Forum 2000 conference, co-founded in 1996 by the late Czech president Vaclav Havel, who had close personal links with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The Syrian civil war began after pro-democracy campaigners demanding that Mr Assad step aside took to the streets in March 2011, and were violently repressed by the authorities.
3106. By Tendai Kamhungira. pro-democracy activists and opposition political parties have petitioned the United Nations (UN)'s Harare office to withdraw Zimbabwean troops from foreign missions, accusing the country of failing to observe the UN Charter.
The election of six young pro-democracy activists to Hong Kong's 70-member Legislative Council, or Legco, might not seem that significant to a world which has paid fitful attention to the territory since Britain handed over its former colony to China ...
Hong Kong lawmakers walk out to block swearing-in of democracy activists. Beijing loyalists demand apologies from Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching for 'insulting' China with distorted version of oath in region's legislative council.
"The Castros continue to jail pro-democracy activists at a rate of hundreds per month, yet it is full steam ahead for the Obama administration's efforts to appease this oppressive regime," Ryan said in a statement Tuesday morning.
Regularly censoring Chinese pro-democracy activists would generate much more controversy. Zuckerberg's overtures to China have already caused some alarm; his recent Beijing trip triggered tweets tagged with #suckerberg.
Stelter, a media critic and host of the Sunday show Reliable Sources, said reporters who are "standing up" to Donald Trump are not anti-Trump but "pro-democracy." "Donald Trump's biggest lie is about the election itself, the integrity of the election ...
Harare Magistrate Bianca Makwande on Saturday 15 October 2016 ended the detention of six pro-democracy campaigners Patson Dzamara, Linda Masarira, Makomborero Haruzivishe, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Rangarirai Nhende and Leverage Masvondo ...
"But I think, as the pro-democracy camp, if you don't even have the courage to point out right from wrong on major issues, how can you represent Hongkongers to fight for better lives?
Exhibit A was Li Hongkuan, a highly self-confident and fast-talking democracy activist who ran the first Chinese dissident email newsletter, sending uncensored news to hundreds of thousands of addresses.
Tanks and troops converged in Beijing to quash pro-democracy protests on the night of June 3-4, 1989, killing hundreds, possibly thousands, of people.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his government have come under fire for the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and a crackdown on dissent, particularly the pro-democracy movement Bersih. But a 40-page report by Human Rights Watch ...
FILE - In this early June 4, 1989 file photo, civilians with rocks stand on a government armored vehicle near Chang'an Boulevard in Beijing as violence escalated between pro-democracy protesters and Chinese troops, leaving hundreds dead overnight.
... legimational figurehead overseeing the often fragile political truce in Thailand since the advent of the pro-democracy movement at the start of the decade.
But some young people in the financial hub have begun calling for greater autonomy for the city, ranging from self-determination to independence, after months of pro-democracy protests in 2014 failed to lead to any concessions from Beijing. On ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, center, arrives at Hong Kong airport from Bangkok, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Thailand stopped the teen pro-democracy activist from entering the country and sent him back to Hong Kong, officials said ...
Supporters of the pro-democracy group "Invoke Article 50 Now!" hold a banner as pro-EU membership supporters hold EU flags on the first day of Gina Miller's, a founder of investment management group SCM Private, lawsuit at the High Court, in London, ...
An offer made by the pro-establishment camp to give the pro-democracy side some Legislative Council committee chair positions was a gesture of goodwill, a pro-Beijing lawmaker has said.
The pair is among six young pro-democracy political newcomers voted into office at last month's fiercely-contested legislative council elections.
The pair is among six young pro-democracy political newcomers voted into office at last month's fiercely-contested legislative council elections.
Beijing: Hong Kong's newly-elected breed of pro-democracy lawmakers have used the legislature's opening session to stage symbolic protests, unfurling banners and distorting parliamentary oaths in open defiance of Beijing.
Last month, Hong Kongers turned out in record numbers for the first major election since the 2014 pro-democracy protests. Voters elected a raft of so-called localist politicians, those who favor greater autonomy or even independence for Hong Kong ...
Second, there are others who think some of the approaches to achieving democracy have failed to stand up to the most rigorous democratic standards, and therefore should not be adopted in our pro-democracy movement. In other words, the end doesn't ...
The government had warned lawmakers in advance they risked losing their seats if they did not take the oath properly. Nathan Law, 23, Legco's youngest lawmaker and a former pro-democracy protest leader, delivered an impassioned speech ahead of taking ...
veteran politician and lawyer Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee has proposed a shadow election for Hong Kong's leader ahead of next year's chief executive election.
A swearing-in ceremony to kick off Hong Kong's legislative session descended into farce Wednesday as newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers intentionally mangled their oaths in a show of defiance against Beijing. The new crop of lawmakers, elected last ...
Harare - Recent moves by the European Union (EU) Parliament towards the imposition of further restrictive measures on President Robert Mugabe's government, owing to its torture of human rights defenders and abductions of pro-democracy activists ...
Wong is a prominent 19-year-old student activist from Hong Kong, whose pro-democracy activist group, Demosisto, was one of the main rallying forces behind the 2014 protests that paralysed downtown Hong Kong.
In December 2011, it was revealed that Chemring manufactured tear gas was being used to suppress pro-democracy protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square.
THE Vietnamese government has officially declared Viet Tan, a California-based Anti-Communist group, a terrorist organization, and warned that anyone involved would be considered accomplices to terrorism.


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