Man killed by Belarus security forces worked for U.S.-based EPAM -firm

A man shot dead by Belarusian security forces in a raid on an apartment block was an employee of EPAM Systems, a U.S.- based software firm, the company said on Thursday. Belarusian authorities reported that KGB officers shot dead a 31-year-old man and arrested his wife on Tuesday after he resisted law enforcement officers. TheyContinue reading “Man killed by Belarus security forces worked for U.S.-based EPAM -firm”

Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert

Children as young as 20 weeks old are being seized to force opponents to hand themselves in Myanmar’s military junta is systematically abducting the relatives of people it is seeking to arrest, including children as young as 20 weeks old, according the UN special rapporteur for the country. Tom Andrews told the UN Human RightsContinue reading “Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert”

Hong Kong police arrest authors of a children’s book in latest free speech crackdown – PBS

Hong Kong authorities arrested the authors of a children’s book this week and accused them of sedition. The book, “Defenders of Sheep Village,” explores the politics of a protest movement, facing off against an increasingly assertive China using animals. Nick Schifrin has the story.

Hong Kong: PTU disbands after govt, state media accusations

The Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU) announced on Tuesday that it is disbanding, around a week after the government severed ties with the body as it came under attack by state media. In a letter to its members, the union described the decision to disband as “unwanted and difficult”, but said it was one made afterContinue reading “Hong Kong: PTU disbands after govt, state media accusations”

China bans pro-democracy candidates in Macau elections

Move mirrors crackdown in Hong Kong and comes despite pledges the territory would have high levels of autonomy China’s crackdown on pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong appears to have spread to Macau, where 21 candidates, including veteran legislators, have been disqualified from forthcoming elections. Most of those disqualified have vowed to challenge the ruling byContinue reading “China bans pro-democracy candidates in Macau elections”

Hongkongers queue to buy Apple Daily copies after editor-in-chief arrested

Public outpouring of support for tabloid after raid on offices by national security police Hongkongers queued at city news stands before dawn on Friday to buy the latest edition of the Apple Daily newspaper, a day after national security police arrested its editor-in-chief and four other directors. On Thursday morning hundreds of officers from theContinue reading “Hongkongers queue to buy Apple Daily copies after editor-in-chief arrested”

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