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Karn Pongprapaphan holds a sign atop a truck carrying pro-democracy leaders on a march through Bangkok on Saturday. By Todd Ruiz, Asaree Thaitrakulpanich. BANGKOK — Protesters pushed past police Saturday evening on a march to army headquarters in Bangkok to demand the military dissolve ...
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - More than 300 Thai pro-democracy demonstrators marched to the gates of the army headquarters in Bangkok on Saturday (March 24) to call on soldiers to withdraw their support for the ruling junta. It was one of the biggest in a new wave of protests against corruption and the ...

HARARE - Police have been ordered to pay $17 075 in damages to pro-democracy activist Cynthia Manjoro, a victim of wrongful arrest, detention, torture and malicious prosecution, High Court judge Mary Zimba-Dube ruled yesterday. Police had contested the charges and refused to accept liability for any ...
Chapman To Man-chak is best known in Hong Kong for his advocacy of Cantonese-language films and outspoken support of pro-democracy protests. In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review, the 45-year-old actor and director criticized other Hong Kong film industry veterans as "too busy shining ...
In what is being hailed as an olive branch, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor became the first chief executive to make a donation to the city's biggest pro-democracy party. Lam, who attended the Democratic Party's 23rd anniversary dinner in Kowloon Bay on Tuesday night, was among others ...
Beside them, pro-democracy activist Jaco Chow Nok-hang called on the public to watch government plans to develop the area, as well as Yau Tsim Mong district in downtown Kowloon. “The northeast defendants hope all Hongkongers will continue to preserve our community and strive for a just society,” he ...

2018 is an election year not just here in Hawaii, but also for a number of congressional races around the country. Overseas, this past weekend saw an important election in Hong Kong—with significant results. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.
Government officials also barred at least three pro-democracy candidates from running in the by-election over accusations that they supported Hong Kong independence or similar ideas. One of those barred candidates, Agnes Chow, was a student leader during the 2014 protests known as the Umbrella ...
Thai anti-junta activists display placards during a pro-democracy rally at a university field in Bangkok. — AFP photo. BANGKOK: Hundreds of pro-democracy Thais rallied in Bangkok yesterday to skewer the ruling junta with T-shirts, signs and speeches, as activists grow bolder in their defiance of a ban on ...
Rallies around Thailand are planned for today as protesters seek to bring forward the long-planned general election to an earlier date than the originally scheduled November 18. The vote has been delayed a fourth time to February 2019 “at the latest”. As a result, the military junta ruling Thailand since a ...

Protesters hold posters of Teresa Cheng, Hong Kong's justice secretary, during a protest the city over the disqualification of a pro-democracy activist in ... The removal of elected pro-democracy lawmakers from office and the disqualification of fresh candidates by election officials ahead of Sunday's ...
KUALA LUMPUR: The leader of Malaysia's biggest pro-democracy group said on Tuesday (Mar 6) she will stand for parliament in a general election under the banner of an opposition alliance. Maria Chin Abdullah is chairwoman of the activist group Bersih, which means "clean" in the Malay language, and ...
A high-profile Vietnamese writer says she has gone into hiding after being interrogated about her banned book and placed under de facto house arrest by plain-clothes police, vowing Thursday to continue pressing for democracy in the one-party state. Activist Pham Doan Trang said she was held for ...
The move dealt another blow to the pro-democracy bloc, following 24 earlier amendments to the rule book that were passed in December. Finance Committee chairman Chan Kin-por expected that the “reasonable” changes could save five to 10 hours of scrutiny on each contentious expenditure proposal ...
Pro-democracy lawmakers have criticised Financial Secretary Paul Chan for failing to provide cash handouts to Hongkongers and for “perpetuating the wealth gap” in his latest budget speech. Chan gave his second budget speech — and his first under the Carrie Lam administration — on Wednesday ...
Freedom of Expression 'Under Attack' in Hong Kong As Democracy Activists Targeted: Report ... "Freedom of expression in Hong Kong came under attack as the government used vague and over broad charges to prosecute pro-democracy activists," the group said in its annual report, published on ...
After it made an enquiry last September, Hong Kong's Department of Justice told Amnesty that the pro-democracy protests which rocked the city in 2014 were not peaceful, and involved violence. “While Amnesty International acknowledges there were isolated incidents of small-scale violence, the protests ...
Asma Jahangir, a lawyer and renowned human rights activist in Pakistan, died of a heart attack on Sunday in Lahore at the age of 66, her family confirmed. An outspoken advocate for democracy, she was one of the most prominent voices against Pakistan's military regimes in the 1980s and 2000s. News of ...
On March 16 and 17, students staged protests on the campus of Rangoon University, which led to the 8888 [pro-democracy] popular uprising. That event will have its 30th anniversary this year. Ko Sanny and Ko Ye Naing Aung, also known as Ko Wa, who joined the student movement in March 1988, join ...


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