Day: January 8, 2021

Hong Kong: Mass Arrests of Pro-Democracy Politicians

By Human Rights Watch   Governments Should Hold Beijing Accountable for Arbitrary Action (New York) – The Hong Kong government should not file charges against the 53 pro-democracy politicians arbitrarily arrested on January 6, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. All were arrested for “subversion” under Hong Kong’s draconian National Security Law (NSL), which the …

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Joshua Wong arrested on new charge in Hong Kong crackdown

By Zen Soo from the Sydney Morning Herald   Hong Kong: Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested on a new charge under the national security law while an American rights lawyer who was detained in a sweeping crackdown was granted bail. Friends and family of Wong, who is serving a 13½-month …

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Press briefing notes on Viet Nam

By OHCHR   Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 8 January 2021   On Tuesday, 5 January, three independent journalists in Viet Nam received severe sentences of between 11 and 15 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of national security offences – a disturbing development that appears to …

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