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A group of pro-democracy activists in Thailand said on Saturday that it plans to hold more public protests, despite threat of arrests, to demand the military government not to delay a general election scheduled for November this year. The junta has promised and postponed elections several times since it ...
pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow stands in front of the media during a protest outside the headquarters of the Hong Kong government in Hong Kong, Jan. ... Chow is a key member of the pro-democracy party Demosisto, which was formed by the leaders of the 2014 Occupy Central movement, and which ...

WASHINGTON -- Morgan Tsvangirai, once an impoverished Zimbabwean nickel miner who became a charismatic union leader, pro-democracy activist, and eventually the country's embattled prime minister under a 2008 power-sharing agreement with his longtime foe, Robert Mugabe, died Wednesday.
After seeing growing anti-government protests like this one near democracy Monument last Saturday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised a crackdown on 'backwards' political demonstrations. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill). - +. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday vowed to ...
That's how long it's been since the Arab Spring protests rolled across the Middle East, sparking hope of democratic reform in the region's most autocratic strongholds. It's also the length of the prison sentence I'd now get if I wrote this article in my home country of Bahrain, where it's virtually illegal to discuss ...
After seeing growing anti-government protests like this one near democracy Monument last Saturday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised a crackdown on 'backwards' political demonstrations. - +. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday vowed to get tough on political agitators, saying all ...

Asma Jahangir, a lawyer and renowned human rights activist in Pakistan, died of a heart attack on Sunday in Lahore at the age of 66, her family confirmed. An outspoken advocate for democracy, she was one of the most prominent voices against Pakistan's military regimes in the 1980s and 2000s. News of ...
A group of pro-democracy district councillors in Hong Kong who claimed unidentified guards in black harassed them and stopped them attending a council meeting filed a report with police on Monday, saying they were illegally blocked from doing their jobs. They urged officers to investigate fully the drama ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are demanding the UK release files that are held by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and have yet to be transferred to the National Archives in London after years of delay. Many of Hong Kong's colonial-era files were moved back to the UK before the Handover on ...
Monrovia - The pro-democracy group, Democratic Watch Forum (DWF) has hailed the decision of President George Weah to appoint former Lofa County Representative Moses Y. Kollie as Liberia's Labor Minister. The group believes the appointment of the Mr. Kollie further testifies to the Pres. Weah's ...
Agnes Chow, a pro-democracy activist, was last week banned from standing in a Hong Kong byelection. Photograph: Ren/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock. Simon Chu, a former director of government records in Hong Kong, said: "Control is in the government's hands … If we cannot access our records in the ...
... to bring political reform and self-determination to Hong Kong." However, Wong, Law and Chow - who shot to prominence as leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement - warned that Beijing was targeting the freedoms enjoyed by residents of Hong Kong as a semi-autonomous part of China.
US lawmakers have nominated Hong Kong pro-democracy activists - including 21-year-old student leader Joshua Wong - for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated alongside Nathan Law, 24, and Alex Chow, 27, for "peaceful efforts to bring political reform and self-determination to Hong Kong".
pro-democracy activists said they were unnerved that another member of their movement, former lawmaker Edward Yiu, was grilled about his political beliefs. Yiu and three other members were disqualified by a judge last year after they altered their official oaths at their induction. The court's ruling leaned ...
Vu Quang Thuan, also known as Vo Phu Dong, 51, began his pro-democracy activism in 2007 when he and fellow activist Le Thang Long founded "Vietnam Restoration Movement" (Phong trao Chan hung nuoc Viet), which advocated for a multi-party and democratic political system. According to Le, the ...
Hong Kong on Saturday banned pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from running in upcoming elections in a move widely seen as political interference from China. China has increased pressure on Hong Kong authorities to quash any attempts to further independence from the mainland as it seeks to ...
Agnes Chow (centre) founded Demosisto with fellow umbrella movement leaders including Joshua Wong and Nathan Law in 2016. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images. Hong Kong's embattled pro-democracy movement has suffered another blow after authorities barred a leading member of the ...

pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow, 21, attends a rally in front of her portrait after she was banned from running in a by-election, in Hong Kong, China ... Agnes Chow, a member of the pro-democracy Demosisto party which wants self-determination for the city, had planned to run for the Hong Kong Island ...
pro-democracy lawmakers have demanded that Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng explain the legal grounds on which the government could bar pro-democracy activists Edward Yiu and Agnes Chow from running in the upcoming Legislative Council by-election. Cheng refused to meet pro-democracy ...
It was roughly six months ago when Nathan Law, chairman of Demosisto, lost his job. He and five other pro-democracy lawmakers had strayed from the prescribed oath during the swearing-in ceremony, and were ousted from the Legislative Council (LegCo) after Beijing issued a reinterpretation of the ...
The pro-democracy Demosisto party has launched a dramatic by-election campaign ad for Hong Kong Island candidate Agnes Chow. The video shows disqualified lawmakers Nathan Law, Leung Kwok-hung and Lau Siu-lai being slapped, beaten and manhandled until Chow intervenes and says "we will ...
Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp is considering a major shift in strategy for the coming Legislative Council by-elections after the withdrawal of second-choice candidate and veteran Frederick Fung Kin-kee. Fung, who was a backup for the Kowloon West constituency, announced his decision on Monday ...
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was released on bail Tuesday (Jan 23) pending appeal against a jail term over pro-democracy protests. Wong was jailed for three months last week, the second time he has received a prison sentence for his involvement in the Umbrella Movement.
Beijing -- On Wednesday, he posted an appeal to change China's Constitution, suggesting, among other things, that there might be a more democratic way to elect the country's leader. By Friday morning, he was in police custody. Yu Wensheng, one of China's most prominent lawyers and political ...
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for his role in massive protests in 2014, dealing another blow to the pro-democratic youth movement in this semi-autonomous region of China. Wong, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge of defying a court order to ...
During the 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations, which lasted 79 days, activists and students brought Hong Kong's financial district to a standstill. The Umbrella movement, as it became known, demanded free elections to replace a system where the city's chief executive -- its highest ranking leader -- is ...
Cornell William Brooks is a former president and CEO of the NAACP. He is a visiting professor of Ethics, Law and Justice Movements at Boston University school of Law and School of Theology and a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
Hong Kong: Founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement that sparked mass rallies in 2014 appeared in court Tuesday (Jan 9) in the latest case brought against activists. The nine defendants face public nuisance charges related to the Umbrella Movement demonstrations, which shut down ...
President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook watch the movie "1987: When the Day Comes" at a cinema in Seoul on Sunday. The movie deals with the historic pro-democracy movement in 1987, in which Moon played a leading role as a human rights lawyer. (Yonhap) ...
... anthem law - both of which will soon be introduced into the local legislature. Her colleague Starry Lee added that she hoped Cheng would be able to deal with the challenges to the rule of law created by the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement and the emergence of pro-independence ideology.
An Iranian state news agency, Tasnim, has used its verified twitter account to identify protesters from the recent unrest in the country. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the agency posted pictures from the marches and asked followers to contact them with information. They circled the faces of people to ...
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to urge China not to meddle in its affairs. Demonstrators are concerned Beijing is trying to increase its influence on the former British colony. Despite China's promises of wide ranging freedoms for Hong Kong, many have expressed a sense of ...
Frenchwoman incommunicado in China after painting tribute to democracy activist. AFP ... A French citizen and her husband have been incommunicado for a week after the couple travelled to southern China to paint a tribute to the late democracy activist and dissident Liu Xiaobo, friends and witnesses said ...
citizens protested in the public galleries of the Legislative Council against the change of house rule. The placards read: "Protect the Legislative Council"; "Do not turn it into that National People Congress"; "Today the house rules change, tomorrow Article 23 is passed". Photo from inmediahk.net.
Macau, a former Portuguese-administered city that returned to Chinese rule in 1999, has denied entry to another pro-democracy politician from Hong Kong, while announcing plans to set up a branch of the Beijing-backed Confucius Institute at a key university, underlining the ruling Chinese Communist ...
pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have held a rally to protest the attempt by pro-Beijing lawmakers to amend rules of the Legislative Council. Pro-mainland lawmakers have submitted a bill to reduce the number of council members necessary to hold the session from 35 to 20. They also proposed that ...
They include two pro-democracy figures, Roger Wong Hoi-fung and Henry Lam, who in March joined Hong Kong's pan-democratic camp in nominating John Tsang Chun-wah and Woo Kwok-hing to contest Carrie Lam in the city's leadership poll. In the NPC elections five years ago, two pan-democrats, ...
A pro-democracy movement was gaining momentum, but hard-liner army Gen. Chun Doo Hwan, who had just seized control of the government in a coup, declared martial law and suppressed protests around the country -- as well as the press' reporting on them. Residents of the southwestern city Gwangju ...
student leader Joshua Wong poses for a photo ahead of an appeal verdict on charges related to the 2014 pro-democracy protests -- also known as "Occupy Central" -- in Mongkok, Hong Kong, December 5, 2017. Reuters/Tyrone Siu/Files. Hong Kong: Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, ...
WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of US congressmen announced on Thursday (Feb 1) they had nominated Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Alex Chow and the entire Umbrella Movement for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. In a letter to the Nobel Committee, the four senators ...
... complaints against seven prominent pro-democracy activists for sedition and violating the junta's ban on public assembly for their protest outside the Bangkok Art and cultural Center: Sirawit Seritiwat, Sukrid Peansuwan, Nutta Mahattana, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, Ekachai Hongkangwan, Arnon Nampa, ...
activists call on Wuhan Qingshan District Public Security Bureau to ask the authorities to explain the case of Qin Yongmin's wife Zhao Suli, Dec. 29, 2017. China rights Observer. police in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Friday beat up and detained a group of rights activist who went to inquire about ...
The crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Tiananmen Square is one of the defining moments of the past century. Thousands were crushed to death by the military might of the Chinese Communist Party, though no official figures have ever been released by Beijing. Now a declassified British document ...
Frenchwoman incommunicado in China after painting tribute to democracy activist. AFP ... A French citizen and her husband have been incommunicado for a week after the couple travelled to southern China to paint a tribute to the late democracy activist and dissident Liu Xiaobo, friends and witnesses said ...
In a twitter message on Thursday, she alleged that at least 750 pro-democracy activists had vanished in the last 10 years, a period that coincided with the rule of the Awami League-led regime. As many as "19 BNP activists kidnapped by law enforcing agencies in Black December 2013, still remain ...
Jatupat had been accused for allegedly violating the lese majeste law and the computer crime bill for sharing a BBC Thai article on his facebook account last December. They were among a number of charges that the defiant pro-democracy activist is facing for having campaigned against the ruling junta.
With Legislative Changes, Some Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Fear 'Article 23 Is Coming to Town' ... Knowing that they would not be able to block the changes inside the Council, pro-democracy legislators and their supporters camped outside the legislature to call for public attention for five days ...
Macau, a former Portuguese-administered city that returned to Chinese rule in 1999, has denied entry to another pro-democracy politician from Hong Kong, while announcing plans to set up a branch of the Beijing-backed Confucius Institute at a key university, underlining the ruling Chinese Communist ...
pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have held a rally to protest the attempt by pro-Beijing lawmakers to amend rules of the Legislative Council. Pro-mainland lawmakers have submitted a bill to reduce the number of council members necessary to hold the session from 35 to 20. They also proposed that ...
They include two pro-democracy figures, Roger Wong Hoi-fung and Henry Lam, who in March joined Hong Kong's pan-democratic camp in nominating John Tsang Chun-wah and Woo Kwok-hing to contest Carrie Lam in the city's leadership poll. In the NPC elections five years ago, two pan-democrats, ...


 

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