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By Reporters Without Borders (RSF) |
A representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been detained for six hours and deported on arrival from Hong Kong to monitor the trial of publisher Jimmy Lai, who is currently facing possible life imprisonment for "endangering national security," and meet with local journalists. RSF noted that this action by the Hong Kong authorities is unprecedented for its representatives and marks a new decline in press freedom in Hong Kong.
By Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) |
Following the arrest of Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary of International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and former Chief Executive of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HCKTU), members, partners and allies of APWLD renew calls for Asia-Pacific governments to end all forms of attacks, release and drop the trumped up charges against all women human rights defenders in the region.
By Prachatai |
<p>Joshua Wong updates on&nbsp;the Hong Kong protest and address allegations&nbsp;by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief.&nbsp;</p>
By Asia Democracy Network |
<p>The Asia Democracy Network has issued a statement in solidarity with the protest against the Extradition Bill in Hong Kong. ADN calls for the retraction of the Bill and for the end to the use of excessive force against the protestors.</p>