Alaa Abdel-Fattah's family hopes that his UK citizenship can secure his release from prison. The activist has spent much of the past decade behind bars, along with many other Egyptian political prisoners.
24 Jun 2021
Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand call for the premier to resign as they march on the 89th anniversary of the Siamese Revolution -- an uprising that transformed the country from absolutism to a constitutional monarchy. They took to the streets despite warnings from authorities not to gather because of soaring coronavirus infections.
7 Mar 2021
Police shoot rubber bullets and use water cannon and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok, at a rally outside a military barracks where the Thai Prime Minister's residence is located. The movement, which is demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, had lost steam in recent months, but outrage was revived after the recent detention of four prominent protest leaders on royal defamation charges.
28 Feb 2021
Criticizing the monarchy is a serious crime in Thailand. But a popular chatroom app is giving reform-minded Thais a forum to discuss politically sensitive topics.
11 Nov 2020
Thai police on Sunday fired water cannons on pro-democracy protesters who were trying to march to the royal palace to deliver letters demanding reform to the unassailable monarchy.
11 Jul 2020
An exhibition marking the first anniversary of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests is held at Taiwan Comic Base in Taipei. It features more than 100 artworks ranging from hand drawings, posters and multi-media projects from artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia. The recent imposition of a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island.