The Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) convicted 14 of 16 democracy activists of conspiring to commit subversion under Article 22(3) of the China-imposed National Security Law on Thursday over their roles in subverting state power to gain a controlling majority in the 2020 Legislative Council election and force then-Chief Executive Carrie Lam to [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell urged Bangladesh and other states on Friday to effectively protect Myanmar’s minority Rohingya community amid the fleeing of the Rohingya community from the ongoing fighting in Myanmar. According to Throssell, over one million Rohingya sought refuge in Bangladesh and about 45,000 Rohingya sought protection from the fighting [...]

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Pakistan’s deputy prime minister Ishaq Dar said Wednesday that the country repatriated more than 3,000 Pakistani students from Kyrgyzstan over the past week amid the mob attacks targeting international students, including Pakistani students, in Kyrgyzstan. The number of repatriated Pakistani students from Kyrgyzstan is expected to exceed 4,000 by Thursday.  International students, including Pakistanis, were the targets [...]

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Myanmar authorities charged detained Development Media Group journalist Htet Aung with terrorism but did not inform his family and lawyers until May, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Thursday as it urged authorities to withdraw all charges and release Htet Aung. According to the editor-in-chief of Development Media Group, Htet Aung is held in [...]

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The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday that more than 30,000 child migrants crossed the notably perilous Darién Gap spanning the Panama-Colombia border in the first four months of this year. This is a 40 percent increase from that of the same period a year ago. According to UNICEF, almost 2,000 of the 30,000 [...]

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The District Court of Hong Kong sentenced Portuguese national and former president of the now-dissolved Hong Kong Independence Party Joseph John on Thursday to five years in prison for conspiring to incite others to commit secession under the China-imposed National Security Law. John is the first European citizen jailed under the law. John was convicted [...]

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The District Court of Hong Kong sentenced Hong Kong accountant Jacky Ho Tsan-kei on Wednesday to 33 months in prison on rioting charges. This is the first time an individual not a part of the white-shirted group that conducted the Yuen Long mob attack on July 21, 2019 has been sentenced in connection with the [...]

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak filed a judicial review application to the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Wednesday seeking an addendum order from former King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, according to reports from local media. The order would allow Najib to serve his six-year sentence under house arrest. Najib claimed in his [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Thailand said Wednesday it accepted the Election Commission’s petition to rule on whether the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) should be dissolved for proposing to amend the country’s royal insult law, which is also known as the “lèse-majesté” law. The MFP proposed to reduce sentences of lèse-majesté violations under Section 112 of [...]

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force announced on Thursday that they are investigating a shooting incident that killed former Bahamian parliamentarian and deputy chairman of the Free National Movement Party Donald Saunders. According to the police, the shooting occurred before 9:00 PM local time on Wednesday in Gambier Village. Saunders was seated outside a business establishment [...]

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