Australia, US, UK, Canada criticize Hong Kong mass arrests

Australia, US, UK, Canada criticize Hong Kong mass arrests

CANBERRA – The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada issued a joint statement Sunday expressing “serious concern” about the arrest of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week. The arrests were by far the largest such action taken under a…
Hong Kong grants bail to arrested pro-democracy activists

Hong Kong grants bail to arrested pro-democracy activists

HONG KONG – Authorities in Hong Kong said Friday they have granted bail to most of the 55 pro-democracy activists who were arrested this week in a sweeping crackdown on dissent. One of the activists said they could still be charged under a tough national security law. The…
US human rights lawyer arrested in Hong Kong granted bail

US human rights lawyer arrested in Hong Kong granted bail

HONG KONG – An American human rights lawyer who was detained in Hong Kong with scores of democracy activists and supporters as part of a sweeping crackdown was granted bail, his associate said Thursday. John Clancey, who works at law firm Ho Tse Wai & Partners, was one…
China sentences 10 seeking to flee Hong Kong to prison terms

China sentences 10 seeking to flee Hong Kong to prison terms

BEIJING – A Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced 10 pro-democracy activists and protesters who sought to flee Hong Kong by speedboat to between seven months and three years in prison, in a case with major political overtones for the territory. The Yantian District Court in the southern city…
Trials begin for 10 charged with fleeing from Hong Kong

Trials begin for 10 charged with fleeing from Hong Kong

BEIJING – Trials for 10 people accused of attempting to flee Hong Kong by speedboat during a government crackdown on dissent began in China on Monday, a court official said. The defendants face charges of illegally crossing the border, while two face additional charges of organizing the attempt,…
Hong Kong's Jimmy Lai denied bail as Pompeo tweets support

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai denied bail as Pompeo tweets support

HONG KONG – Jimmy Lai, the 73-year-old Hong Kong media tycoon and advocate for democracy, was denied bail Saturday after being charged the previous day under the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s new national security law. Lai faces a charge of collusion with foreign elements to endanger national security, apparently…