“I was quite prepared to retire in Hong Kong … but I was severely attacked by the pro-Beijing mass media … and I was very worried that I may be arrested and prosecuted.”
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Hong Kong Advocacy Organization Condemns China's Refusal to Allow Commemoration of Tiananmen Square Protests
Journalist and veteran Ellen Bork said one of the organization’s immediate goals is supporting the nominations of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists for the Nobel Peace Prize, which she believes could help to build pressure from the international community on China.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Charting a course between placating China’s communist regime while remaining attentive to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement will not be an easy challenge.
The Vatican announced Father Chow’s appointment on May 17, more than two years after the death of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung left Hong Kong without a permanent bishop.
The Catholic pro-democracy activist, who is the founder of the Apple Daily media group, was sentenced today for his participation in two demonstrations in 2019.
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has warned that Lai’s arrest shows a rise in “political intimidation” against journalists in Hong Kong, part of a systematic erosion of basic freedoms, including religious freedom, by the Chinese government in recent months.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman told the BBC that the arrests were necessary to stop "external forces and individuals [colluding] to undermine China's stability and security.”
Political leaders from the United States and Great Britain decried the sentencing of the three activists.