Gao’s sister had suffered greatly following her brother’s most recent “disappearance” three years ago, and had suffered from insomnia and depression, Geng wrote.
On Dec. 30, the Yantian District People’s Court in southern China’s Shenzhen city sentenced Tang Kai-yin and Quinn Moon to three years and two years respectively for “organizing others to illegally cross the border.” Tang was also fined $20,000 yuan (about $3,060) and Quinn was fined $15,000 yuan (about $2,300).
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested on suspicion of taking part in an unauthorised assembly on October 5 last year and violating a mask ban, according to a post from his official Twitter account. It occurred while he was reporting to the Central Police Station at around 1 pm on Thursday.
Gao, a self-taught lawyer and a devoted Christian, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. He began practicing law in 1996, defending victims of government land seizures; families of miners, who are seeking compensation after their loved ones died in coal mining accidents; as well as persecuted Christians and adherents of Falun Gong.
Wang Ying | Minghui.org The United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke on June 19, 2020, at the virtual Copenhagen Democracy Summit, an annual forum that promotes democracy. In his concluding speech of this two-day event, he reiterated the threat from communism to the entire world and called for efforts to end it. Pompeo’s […]
<!–[CDATA[ Verna Yu | Voice of America HONG KONG – Hong Kong police on Monday formally banned an annual candlelit vigil to mourn the victims of the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement that has taken place uninterrupted for 30 years, saying the event would pose a “major threat to public health”, said organizers. […]
Joyce Huang | Voice of America One day after his release from prison, Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang told friends that he is being watched by state agents — fueling calls at home and abroad for China to stop using the pandemic as an excuse to extend his incarceration. The European Union said, in a press […]
‘No Regrets’: Umbrella Movement Co-founder Chan Kin-man Released After 11-Months in Prison For a Peaceful Protest
<!–[CDATA[ RACHEL WONG | Hong Kong Free Press Chan Kin-man, one of the co-founders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, has been released from prison after serving 11 months of his 16-month sentence. The sociology professor was one of nine activists convicted on public nuisance charges last April for participation in the 2014 protests. Outside Clearwater Bay’s Pik […]
<!–[CDATA[ Frank Fang | New Tang Dynasty Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Hong Kong on Feb. 29 in a rally to mark six months since local police stormed a subway station in an attempt to arrest demonstrators—one of the most violent days in the pro-democracy movement last year. Dozens of protesters began […]
<!–[CDATA[ Lau Siu-Fung and Tseng Yat-Yiu | Radio Free Asia Hong Kong protesters are ‘bloodied but not broken’ in the wake of abusive policing tactics for which the authorities have yet to be held accountable, according to an annual report from Amnesty International. The report tracked a wave of youth-led protests across Asia which had defied “escalating repression […]