Lukashenko’s crackdown on democracy protests in Belarus has led to thousands of dissidents fleeing to neighboring countries.
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The Hong Kong museum commemorating China’s deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests closed Wednesday three days after opening.
Four Facebook users have been detained by police in Hanoi and a central province for allegedly trespassing on state interests.
China has emptied Hong Kong of its democratic content. However, pockets of resistance exist and many are still pushing for change.
On Tuesday, Russian police raided the homes of three investigative journalists who work for the independent news organization Proekt.
China’s has intensified its crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong. However, some still hope that democracy can prevail.
The Belarusian journalist and his Russian girlfriend who were pulled off a flight that was diverted to Minsk are under house arrest.
Some independent booksellers defy Hong Kong’s new rules on freedom of expression. Others try to make sense of these new laws.
Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow has been released from jail. She could soon be back in custody under Beijing’s new security law.
Before he was killed, Khet Thi’s poetry raged brilliantly against Myanmar’s coup, joining a torrent of protest literature opposing the junta.