Displaying items by tag: crackdown on critics

Hong Kong's pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily announced it will print its last edition on Thursday after a stormy year in which it was raided by police and its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law.

Published in Hong Kong

The United States, Canada, Britain and the European Union on Monday called in a joint statement on the Belarusian government "to end its repressive practices against its own people."

Published in Belarus

Western powers hit Belarus with a wave of new sanctions on Monday in a coordinated response to Minsk's forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, an act that is set to prompt further economic sanctions.

Published in Belarus

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily reported Monday that its board of directors has asked authorities to unfreeze some assets so it can pay salaries and avoid labor violations, and that the board will meet again on Friday to decide if the newspaper will cease operations.

Published in Hong Kong

The Kremlin says the recent Putin-Biden summit has not stopped Washington trying to ‘contain’ Russia.

Published in Russia

A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city’s national security law.

Published in Hong Kong

Hundreds of officers search group’s headquarters after five arrested under National Security Law, accused of ‘collusion with foreign forces’.

Published in Hong Kong

Hundreds of officers search group’s headquarters after five arrested under National Security Law, accused of ‘collusion with foreign forces’.

Published in Hong Kong

Opposition says Minsk news conference with Roman Protasevich was another public appearance made under duress.

Published in Belarus

Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appeared at a news conference in Minsk on Monday saying he felt fine and had not been beaten, in what the opposition said was another public appearance made under duress.

Published in Belarus
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