“厦门聚会案”判决出炉 丁家喜许志永刑期逾十年

“厦门聚会案”判决出炉 丁家喜许志永刑期逾十年

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“厦门聚会案”的两位主要被告丁家喜跟许志永在被关押超过三年后,週一被山东省一个法院以“顛復国家政权罪”判处12年与14年的刑期。家属痛批中国当局的作法,而专家也说,这显示任何在中国提倡自由与民主的人,都会受到严厉的打击。

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China Sentences Human-Rights Activists to Prison for Subversion

China Sentences Human-Rights Activists to Prison for Subversion

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SINGAPORE—A Chinese court sentenced two of the country’s most prominent human-rights activists to prison terms of more than a decade each for subversion, slamming the door on an era of activism that briefly carved out space for liberal values in the authoritarian country.

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<strong>China’s zero-covid protesters helped end the lockdowns. Where are they now?</strong>

China’s zero-covid protesters helped end the lockdowns. Where are they now?

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In China, life has returned to something like the pre-covid normal. You no longer need to show a green health QR code to enter public places or swab your throat every other day for mandatory PCR testing, and lockdowns are a thing of the past. But some of the people (read more…)

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Journalist held without trial in China said to need urgent medical attention

Journalist held without trial in China said to need urgent medical attention

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Advocates of Huang Xueqin accuse authorities of ‘trying to exert mental pressure and physical torture’

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<strong>Trial of the ‘Hong Kong 47’ symbolises China’s attempts to dissolve civil society</strong>

Trial of the ‘Hong Kong 47’ symbolises China’s attempts to dissolve civil society

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Experts say Chinese authorities want to send the message that critical voices deemed a threat to the regime will be erased

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<strong>‘We just want to live in a normal world’: China’s young protesters speak out, and disappear</strong>

‘We just want to live in a normal world’: China’s young protesters speak out, and disappear

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‘Blank Paper movement’ decrying government policies rekindles dissent after Xi Jinping’s decade of iron-fisted crackdowns

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<strong>Hong Kong 47: trial of dozens in pro-democracy movement set to begin under national security laws</strong>

Hong Kong 47: trial of dozens in pro-democracy movement set to begin under national security laws

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Group of legislators, activists and community workers are accused of holding unofficial pre-election primaries that authorities say constitutes subversion

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<strong>Democracy ‘on trial’ as Hong Kong 47 prepare to face court</strong>

Democracy ‘on trial’ as Hong Kong 47 prepare to face court

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Picked up in a dawn raid two years ago, the activists and politicians are charged over an unofficial primary they organised ahead of a legislative election, which was later postponed.

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<strong>Legal exodus in Hong Kong: Liberal lawyers flee after facing Chinese threats</strong>

Legal exodus in Hong Kong: Liberal lawyers flee after facing Chinese threats

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In a systematic effort to cleanse the city of dissent, some leading human rights lawyers in Hong Kong have been arrested in the past two-and-a-half years and many others have come under the radar of the ruling Communist Party in China.

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<strong>China v Jimmy Lai: a tycoon, a trial and the erosion of Hong Kong’s rule of law</strong>

China v Jimmy Lai: a tycoon, a trial and the erosion of Hong Kong’s rule of law

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The pro-democracy figure has been subjected to a ‘travesty of justice’ because the Communist party regards his power as a threat, experts believe.

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<strong>Jimmy Lai’s security law trial postponed to September 2023</strong>

Jimmy Lai’s security law trial postponed to September 2023

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Media tycoon, 75, who has been denied bail, could face life in prison if found guilty of alleged ‘collusion’ with foreign forces.

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Apple under renewed scrutiny over its relationship with China

Apple under renewed scrutiny over its relationship with China

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The partygoers in formal wear walking to a holiday event at Apple’s spaceship-like headquarters this week may have noticed a flashing white light illuminating a picture, perched on a nearby sidewalk, of the company’s CEO Tim Cook with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Anyone who stopped for a closer look would (read more…)

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