Benny Tai was among the trio who originally proposed what became known as the “Umbrella Movement” in 2013 under the Occupy Central banner.
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Financial Times editor refused entry to Hong Kong weeks after he was denied work visa because he hosted a talk at Hong Kong Foreign Correspondent’s Club.
Tibetan exiles say this is the 153rd instance of self-immolation since 2009. Most of the people who have set themselves on fire have died.
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes identify them.
China on Tuesday rejected criticism of its treatment of ethnic Muslims, telling the U.N. that accusations of rights abuses were “politically driven.”
Democracy Chronicles author Benny Tai emailed asking that we do our best to share this call for help. Benny and his friends will stand trial in Hong Kong on November 19.
Activists called on U.N. to pressure China this week to account for alleged human rights violations including suspected mass detention of 1M Muslim Uighurs.
China is exporting knowledge on how to restrict internet worldwide which stifle dissent and free flow of information, and tighten their grip on power.
NED announces the passing away of long time friend and partner, Lodi Gyari, a democratic and tireless fighter for the rights of the Tibetan people.
U.S. intelligence officials are concerned about “ongoing campaigns” by Russia, China and other countries to undermine confidence in American democracy.