Hong Kong leader warns law society to stay out of politics
17 August 2021 | 2:10 pm
Carrie Lam has warned the territory's top legal bodies that ties will be cut if they pursue political paths. Civic and legal organizations are facing increased political pressure.
The Hong Kong Alliance leaders were arrested under the national security law for failing to handover details about the organization's meetings and finances.
Journalists forced to leave Hong Kong have set up numerous online platforms from abroad to document the developments in the city. But they face a shortage of resources, as well as limited access to news sources.
Albert Ho, a prominent pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong, has once again been arrested. He is already facing up to a decade in prison for other charges under the national security law.
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The new anti-gay legislation in the East African country would mean long prison terms or even death for people who identify as LGBTQ.
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