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Thai activists urge UN to help repeal royal defamation laws

December 10, 2020 4:51 pm

One of the leaders, submitted a letter to the United Nations on Thursday urging it to pressure the Thai government to stop using Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, which forbids defamation of key members of the monarchy.

Thai police arrest rapper, activists in crackdown on protest

August 20, 2020 2:35 pm

The protests have declared three core demands: holding new elections, amending the military-imposed constitution and ending the intimidation of critics of the government.

Protesters warn democracy at risk if Filipino justice ousted

May 11, 2018 1:34 pm

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's fellow justices were scheduled to vote Friday on Solicitor-General Jose Calida's petition to remove Sereno from the 15-member tribunal.

Hong Kong police scuffle with protesters, but refrain from dismantling barricades

October 16, 2014 1:47 pm

Public anger simmered over video showing police kicking a handcuffed protester on Wednesday night.

Hong Kong police drag pro-democracy activists, tear down barricades

October 15, 2014 1:04 pm

Officers wielding pepper spray tore down barricades protesters used as road blocks around the underpass.

Hong Kong police remove more barricades from pro-democracy protest zones

October 14, 2014 12:43 pm

Dozens of police used electric saws and bolt cutters to dismantle the bamboo barriers that pro-democracy protesters had erected overnight.

Crowd tries to charge Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

October 13, 2014 3:34 pm

Several hundred people gathered in front of barricades on a main road Monday, chanting, "Open the road!"

Hong Kong protests thin as two sides agree to talk

October 07, 2014 5:20 pm

Despite the dwindling numbers of activists, protest leaders vowed to keep up the pressure until the government responds to their demands.

Hong Kong protesters shelve talks with govt

October 04, 2014 2:35 am

Police were struggling to keep order as the two sides tussled in a tense standoff.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

September 29, 2014 11:50 am

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.