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12.01.2021

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets of the week: Trump’s actions fuel riot at the US Capitol; white supremacy and anti-Semitism converge in Washington DC; the Ethiopian government should let the United Nations investigate grave abuses which numerous witnesses say those involved in the … »

21.12.2020

Hong Kong’s top court rules 2019 mask ban constitutional

Hong Kong’s top court rules 2019 mask ban constitutional

Many pro-democracy protesters have covered their faces to hide their identities and protect themselves from tear gas. The ruling comes at a time when it is compulsory to wear masks in the city due to the coronavirus. Hong Kong’s top court on Monday ruled that the city government’s decision to… »

24.11.2020

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Despite the rapidly worsening situation in terms of human rights, Hong Kong overtakes Italy in about one thing: police officers can be identified by appropriate alphanumeric codes. They tend to hide them, though. On November 19th, the High Court stated that concealing their codes during the demonstrations that occurred in… »

14.07.2020

Germany’s Green Party calls for end of extraditions to Hong Kong

Germany’s Green Party calls for end of extraditions to Hong Kong

In light of a controversial security law, Germany’s Green Party has called on the government to end an extradition agreement with Hong Kong. There is “good reason” Germany has no such deal with China, a lawmaker said. A member of Germany’s Green Party on Monday called on the country’s government… »

05.07.2020

UN rights office expresses alarm at Hong Kong arrests under new security law

UN rights office expresses alarm at Hong Kong arrests under new security law

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has expressed alarm at the arrest of demonstrators in Hong Kong, following China’s adoption of a national security law for the Special Administrative Region (SAR). Spokesperson Rupert Colville told journalists in Geneva on Friday that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights was… »

19.08.2019

Largest Hong Kong Protest in Weeks Defies Threats. Intimidation by China

Largest Hong Kong Protest in Weeks Defies Threats. Intimidation by China

In Hong Kong, organizers say as many as 1.7 million pro-democracy protesters took to the streets Sunday in the largest demonstration in weeks. Protesters marched in the rain as the popular uprising, which started 11 weeks ago, showed no sign of slowing down despite Chinese soldiers lining up on the… »

10.08.2019

Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

In Hong Kong, hundreds of pro-democracy activists are occupying the city’s main airport as they kick off a weekend of direct action protests. They’re demanding the resignation of Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam, an investigation into violence against demonstrators, and pro-independence reforms. »

18.06.2019

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

In Hong Kong, as many as 2 million people took to the streets Sunday for another mass demonstration against a proposed bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China, which critics say would infringe on Hong Kong’s independence and the legal and human rights of… »

13.06.2019

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of… »

15.08.2016

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Pressenza is devastated to learn of the passing away of our Asia-Pacific Editor, Tony Henderson, on Sunday the 14th of August, in the arms of his wife Mila, at the age of 74. Tony, originally from England’s North East region of Tyneside never lost his accent despite spending the majority… »

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