Hong Kong police order Tiananmen vigil group to delete websites

HONG KONG: Organisers of Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen vigil said they had been ordered by national security police to delete their online presence as Chinese mainland-style internet curbs become more commonplace in the city. The Hong Kong Alliance is the latest opposition group to be targeted by a sweeping national...
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Tiananmen vigil group to remove all online posts

The Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, the group that for years organized the now-banned Tiananmen Square Massacre commemorative event, will remove all of its online and social media posts, it announced on Thursday. In a press release posted to Facebook, the group known as the HK...
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Hong Kong activists jailed over Tiananmen crackdown vigil

HONG KONG (AP) – Nine Hong Kong activists and ex-lawmakers on Wednesday were handed jail sentences of up to 10 months over their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil, the latest blow in an ongoing crackdown on dissent in the city. The nine are part of a...

‘Another outrageous attack’: Hong Kong jails nine activists for attending banned Tiananmen vigil

Nine of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists have been handed jail sentences of up to 10 months after taking part in last year’s vigil to commemorate the death of China’s 1989 Tiananmen square massacre, which was banned by police.Three others were given suspended sentences on Wednesday by the court. All of them were among the 12 people who pleaded guilty earlier this month to participating in the vigil.Hong Kongers hold a large-scale vigil on 4 June annually to commemorate the deaths of those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.But authorities had banned the event for the last two consecutive...
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Hong Kong activists imprisoned for months over Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG — Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to between six and 10 months in prison on Wednesday for taking part in an unauthorized assembly at last year's vigil for the victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters. The former British colony, which returned to Chinese...

Activists sentenced to prison in Hong Kong for unauthorized Tiananmen memorial

Activists in Hong Kong have been sentenced to prison for participating in an unauthorized Tiananmen Square memorial in 2020. Tiananmen Square memorials were banned the past two years, with authorities citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reasoning, but others claim it was an excuse to silence protesters. Nine pro-democracy activists...

Hong Kong: Activists jailed for joining banned Tiananmen vigil

Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have been sentenced to between six and 10 months in prison for taking part in a banned vigil last year commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. They were among 12 people who pleaded guilty to participating in the event. Three were given suspended sentences. Officials...

Hong Kong: 9 activists sentenced for Tiananmen vigil

(ANSA) - BEIJING, SEPTEMBER 15 - Nine pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong were sentenced to sentences of between six and 10 months in prison for having promoted and participated in the vigil on 4 June in memory of the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre, prohibited for first time by the police since 1990. Three others have been convicted, but have benefited from punishment for the same charges of joining an unlawful assembly or inciting others to attend. All of them, already on 9 September, had pleaded guilty to the accusations of inciting and participating in an unauthorized demonstration in view of a softer sentence. (HANDLE).

Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil convictions highlight accelerating collapse of freedoms

Responding to the jailing after convictions for “unauthorized assembly” of 12 people who took part in a peaceful vigil to mark the Tiananmen crackdown on 4 June last year, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Director Yamini Mishra said:. “The jailing of 12 Hongkongers who took part in an entirely peaceful, but ‘unauthorized’,...