US, European Officials Raise Awareness for Missing Chinese Human Rights Lawyer

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.

Hong Kong Tiananmen Vigil Officially Banned

<!–[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. […]

Growing Calls for China to Release Rights Lawyer from Compulsory Quarantine

 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 […]

Police Fire Tear Gas as Protesters Return to the Streets in Hong Kong

<!–[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 […]

Hong Kong Protesters Face Abusive Policing, Suppression of Promised Freedoms: Report

<!–[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 […]