Jul 13, 2016

Spike in Egypt disappearances: Amnesty International

Egypt’s police have been implicated in an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. “Enforced disappearance has become a key instrument of state policy in Egypt. Anyone who dares to speak out ...

Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests

Jul 9, 2016

Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests

Leaders and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement sought a delicate balance Friday by both condemning the slaying of five Dallas police officers and promising more demonstrations against deadly shootings by law enforcement. In Philadelphia, a group planned a “Weekend of Rage” to ...

Hong Kong says freed bookseller can't be sent back to China

Jul 6, 2016

Hong Kong says freed bookseller can't be sent back to China

Hong Kong’s security chief said on Wednesday that there is no legal way a Hong Kong bookseller who returned to the city after being detained on the mainland could be sent back to China. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok’s comments came after a one-day ...

Hong Kong delegation to press Beijing on detainees

Jul 4, 2016

Hong Kong delegation to press Beijing on detainees

Hong Kong will send a delegation of senior officials to Beijing on Tuesday to discuss notification when its residents are detained, after protests in the Asian financial hub over the disappearances of five booksellers. No decisions will be made but senior Hong Kong justice, ...

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

Jul 4, 2016

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

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Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. ...