Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown
A Hong Kong court has sentenced five leading pro-democracy advocates to up to 18 months in prison for organizing and participating in a massive march during the 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming crackdown from Beijing.
AP Interview: Arrested US lawyer says HK courts face choice
John Clancey, an American lawyer who became the first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong's national security law, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. His adopted home of Hong Kong, where he has lived since 1968, turned from a British colony to a semi-autonomous Chinese territory in 1997 that enjoyed Western-style civil rights. "On the other hand, we have this new national security law. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he speaks Cantonese and is married to a woman from Hong Kong. Although the pendulum in Hong Kong has shifted toward more restrictions instead of less, he maintained that it was important to keep going forward.
Hong Kong arrests pro-democracy media tycoon and opposition lawmakers
Hong Kong police on Friday made a series of arrests targeting high-profile figures in the citys pro-democracy movement. Pro-democracy activist Lee Cheuk-yan, former leader of the opposition Labor Party, speaks to protesters during an anti-government rally in Hong Kong on Aug. 18, 2019. This mornings arrests are blatant acts of political suppression by the Hong Kong government and the Chinese Communist Party, said Samuel Chu, managing director of the Washington-based Hong Kong Democracy Council. Pro-democracy demonstrators including Emily Lau, second from left, Yeung Sum, center, and Martin Lee, second from right, during a Hong Kong rally in 2009. (Anthony Wallace / AFP/Getty Images)The night of Aug. 31, 2019, was a watershed moment for Hong Kongs pro-democracy movement.latimes.com