Tuesday, 17th May 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Joshua Wong and two fellow Hong Kong dissidents jailed for protests

By AFP
03 December 2020   |   11:09 am
Leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was jailed alongside two other young activists on Wednesday for taking part in last year's huge democracy protests as the crackdown on Beijing's critics gathers pace.

Related

23 Oct 2021
In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities when students protested an ongoing spike in housing prices. This protest movement reflects the growing difficulties of the general population amid sky-high living costs, even as the government refuses to acknowledge the economic crisis. Our Istanbul correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Hussein Asad and Shona Bhattacharyya report.
26 Oct 2021
Several people were killed and at least 140 injured in clashes between soldiers and protesters after Sudan's military seized power. The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis.
30 Oct 2021
The first stop for the devout Catholic US president is an audience with the pope, then Biden will make the case for democratic values and US leadership on climate change at the G20 and COP26 meetings.
13 Nov 2021
Frances Haugen called on lawmakers in Brussels to seize the opportunity to create a "global gold standard" as they draft oversight regulation for tech giants.
15 Nov 2021
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told FRANCE 24 that recent coups in West Africa are undermining democracy and that events have reached a crucial juncture for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc. “Clearly it is a threat, it is an unfortunate precedent,” he said.
20 Nov
Cuba's opposition plans to go ahead with protests demanding greater freedom and the release of political prisoners. The US has accused Havana of orchestrating a clampdown.
16 Nov 2021
Dissidents were arrested or prevented from leaving their apartments. The Cuban government has accused the US of endorsing the unrest in an attempt to destabilize the island.
18 Nov 2021
Security forces shot dead at least 15 people and wounded dozens as thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Wednesday on the deadliest day in a month of demonstrations against military rule, medics said. The protesters, marching against an October 25 coup across the capital Khartoum and in the cities of Bahri and Omdurman, demanded a full handover to civilian authorities and for the leaders of the October 25 coup to be put on trial. Security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent gatherings in all three cities, and mobile phone communications were cut, witnesses said. State television said there were injuries among protesters and police.
18 Nov 2021
The death toll rises in Sudan's protests, as security forces crack down on people marching against the military coup. Meanwhile in the DR Congo, Islamist attacks continue in Beni. The local Muslim community is having to deal with both the deadly consequences of terrorism as well as stigmatisation. Finally, we take you to meet baby turtles in Senegal. Tourism, fishing and construction have threatened several species, but with the pandemic slowdown, nests are flourishing.
18 Nov 2021
Anti-government protests have broken out in Cuba, with thousands of people voicing their anger over shortages of food and other basic goods. The country is grappling with the worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union and a record number of COVID-19 cases.
22 Nov
The death toll rises in Sudan's protests, as security forces crack down on people marching against the military coup. Meanwhile in the DR Congo, Islamist attacks continue in Beni. The local Muslim community is having to deal with both the deadly consequences of terrorism as well as stigmatisation. Finally, we take you to meet baby turtles in Senegal. Tourism, fishing and construction have threatened several species, but with the pandemic slowdown, nests are flourishing.
22 Nov
In the wake of the teenager’s acquittal after killing two people, protesters have taken to the streets across the United States to demonstrate for racial justice. Police clamped down on crowds in Portland, but rallies were largely peaceful.