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National security trial for 47 pro-democracy activists commences in Hong Kong top court

Jurist 07 Feb 2023
The national security trial of the 47 pro-democracy activists Monday commenced in the Hong Kong High Court, two years since their arrest in 2021. Amongst them, 16 defendants denied the charges ... The 16 defendants, along with another 31 defendants who pleaded guilty, are charged under of the National Security Law (NSL) ... ....

Israel's gov't doesn't reflect the people - it wants less democracy - editorial

The Jerusalem Post 07 Feb 2023
YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH 90). “The legal system can be fixed ... The Israel Democracy Institute released a poll on Sunday showing that 64% of the Israeli public – a large majority these days any way you look at it – “are in favor of dialogue between the different political camps regarding the proposed legislative changes in an attempt to reach compromise.”.

Amnesty Calls for End to 'Politically Motivated' Prosecution of Hong Kong Democracy Defenders

Common Dreams 07 Feb 2023
As the 90-day trial of 16 pro-democracy figures began Monday in Hong Kong, the global human rights group Amnesty International blasted what it called the "politically motivated" charges against the defendants, while urging authorities to drop the case.

In Shadow of Attack, Situation of Slovakia’s Trans Community Remains Precarious

Balkan Insight 07 Feb 2023
Long subjected to harmful practices, including forced sterilisation, transgender people in Slovakia are still finding themselves a political target even in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on an LGBT bar in Bratislava ....

Graney: Courage defined Democracy Prep assistant coach

Review Journal 06 Feb 2023
Mark Coleman, who died of cancer on Saturday at age 58, was a beacon of hope for the Democracy Prep basketball team that he helped coach ....

Hong Kong: landmark national security trial of 47 democracy advocates begins

The Guardian 06 Feb 2023
... democracy advocates, in a hearing that has been labelled a trial of the territory’s pro-democracy movement itself.

Inaugural Canberra Forum trials grassroots democracy

Canberra Times 06 Feb 2023
Canberrans spoke up about the hot topics they want advocated for in Parliament ... .

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists go on trial in landmark national security case

Financial Times 06 Feb 2023
Delayed proceedings against 47 defendants could extinguish city’s opposition ....

Trial of Hong Kong democracy activists opens two years after arrests

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 06 Feb 2023
The trial of 16 Hong Kong democracy activists charged in January 2021 under a controversial national security law imposed by Beijing begins under tight security ... .

In Hong Kong, 47 Democracy Leaders on Trial for Security Charges

New York Times 06 Feb 2023
Forty-seven defendants, including well-known figures like Joshua Wong, are charged with subversion under the national security law that China imposed in 2020 ... .

A landmark subversion trial opens against high-profile Hong Kong democracy activists

National Public Radio 06 Feb 2023
Some of Hong Kong's best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China's ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. (Image credit. Anthony Kwan/AP) ....

Subversion trial for Hong Kong pro-democracy activists opens

France24 06 Feb 2023
Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent ... .
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The Guardian 06 Feb 2023

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