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Hong Kong 'Occupy' protest leaders deny public nuisance charges

Nov 19 2018

HONG KONG Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement, which paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for nearly three months, denied public nuisance charges on Monday as international criticism of the erosion of civil liberties grows. | Video

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong's 'Occupy' leaders plead not guilty to public nuisance charges

Nov 18 2018

HONG KONG, Nov 19 Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy" movement pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges at a packed court in the Chinese-ruled city on Monday where more than 100 protesters rallied in support of the activists.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Hong Kong "Occupy" leaders plead not guilty as protesters rally

Nov 18 2018

HONG KONG, Nov 19 Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy" movement pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges at a packed court in the Chinese-ruled city on Monday where more than 100 protesters rallied in support of the activists.

More than 100 protesters rally at Hong Kong "Occupy" leaders' trial

Nov 18 2018

HONG KONG, Nov 19 More than 100 protesters rallied outside a Hong Kong court early on Monday in support of three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy" movement who face charges related to public nuisance.

Hong Kong freedoms under scrutiny as 'Occupy' democracy leaders face trial

Nov 15 2018

HONG KONG Nine leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy Central" movement go on trial on Monday at a time when the Chinese-ruled financial hub's civil liberties are coming under increasing strain.

Hong Kong bars British journalist from entering

Nov 09 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong has barred a Financial Times journalist from entering the city as a visitor, after authorities refused to renew his work visa in October, in a move a British official said undermined free speech.

Dissident cartoonist cancels Hong Kong show after China 'threats'

Nov 02 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong organizers of an exhibition by a dissident Chinese-Australian cartoonist, a persistent thorn in the side of leaders in Beijing, canceled the event in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday given what they said were threats by China.

Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

Oct 15 2018

HONG KONG As Hong Kong's government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance - a sharp escalation in rhetoric and action. | Video

ANALYSIS-Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

Oct 14 2018

* Police 'Security Wing' doing more political work on activists

Activists protest as Hong Kong disqualifies pro-democracy candidate

Oct 12 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities on Friday barred a former lawmaker from contesting an election next month given her past advocacy of greater autonomy for Hong Kong, in a decision critics called another instance of political and electoral suppression.

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