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Experts fear fresh wave of political prisoners in Myanmar

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Whether taken from their homes in the middle of the night or grabbed off the streets during protests, hundreds of people have been arrested in the weeks since Myanmar’s milit...

G7 countries condemn Myanmar crackdown on protesters

The Group of 7 said Tuesday they "firmly condemn" the army's violent response to demonstrations against the February 1 coup in Myanmar. "Use of live ammunition against unarmed peop...

Algeria frees imprisoned journalist, pro-democracy activists

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities freed an imprisoned journalist and more than 30 other pro-democracy activists Friday, in a conciliatory gesture ahead of the second anniversary of their Hi...

Belarus journalist on trial over report on protester's death

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarussian court on Friday opened the trial of a journalist accused of revealing personal data in her report on the death of a protester, part of authorities' efforts to stifle...

Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong court denies media tycoon bail again

The Hong Kong High Court on Thursday again denied bail to prominent democracy advocate and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai. Lai has been charged under a controversial national security law for "co...

Hong Kong: Two activists plead guilty to illegal assembly

Two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty on Tuesday to organizing or participating in an illegal assembly during anti-government protests in 2019. Au Nok-hin and Leung Yiu-chung are both ...

Biden, Xi discuss human rights, trade in first call

US President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday, in his first direct contact with President Xi Jinping since winning the elections in November 2020. The two leaders spoke a shor...

Prosecutors in Thailand file charges against protest leaders

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Thailand on Tuesday charged four prominent pro-democracy activists with sedition and defaming the monarchy for their protest activities. The case is th...

Hong Kong denies bail for opposition publisher Jimmy Lai

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai who is facing charges under a sweeping new national security law. T...

EXPLAINER: How Nobel Peace Prize nominations come about

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Belarusian opposition figures, Hong Kong-pro-democracy activists, the global Black Lives Matter movement, a jailed Russian opposition leader and an American voting rights ch...

China strips license from second lawyer for HK activists

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A second Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his license on Tuesday as Beijing attempts to crush opposition to its tighter control o...

Will UK Hong Kong immigration program trigger an exodus?

On January 31, the United Kingdom kicked off an immigration program that will ease UK citizenship requirements for millions of Hong Kong citizens who want to leave the territory in the wake of continu...

Hong Kong government critic Jimmy Lai returns to court

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai returned to court Monday to contest an attempt by the government to keep him in jail while facing charges under ...

Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown

LONDON (AP) — Cindy had a comfortable lifestyle in Hong Kong: she owned several properties with her husband, they had a good business going. But last year she made up her mind to leave it all be...

#FreeHKDemocrats rallies legislators worldwide for action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and organizations working under the name #FreeHKDemocrats is coordinating with lawmakers around the world to urge action again...