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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... learnt. The international body – which monitors civil and political rights across the world – will meet as the local government launches a second round of consultation based on a restrictive ... the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which was ratified by Britain for Hong Kong in 1976 and remains in force under the Basic Law. The committee has the power to require states ...

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    Occupy Central cooks up 'banquet' action plan of civil disobedience

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Invitations go out to movement's supporters with secret details on first civil disobedience protest in hope of changing election framework Occupy cooks up 'banquet' action plan Occupy Central has made a date with its supporters to attend a "banquet"- the codename for the democracy campaign's long-awaited debut civil ...

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    Democracy protesters arrested during Chater Road sit-in are unconditionally released

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:53pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... that the requirement for them to report back to a police station periodically has been lifted. However, the investigation into the alleged unlawful assembly was ongoing and police retained the right ... were an act of civil disobedience, calling for genuine universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election. Meanwhile, five organisers of the July 1 march who were arrested for leading ...

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    Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after 'disappointing' reform report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by Ada Lee, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... disappoint Watch: Students respond to Carrie Lam's report on universal suffrage for Hong Kong in 2017 The Federation of Students, Scholarism and the Civil Human Rights Front say they will launch ... consulted. The alliance plans to meet the Civil Human Rights Front and the students next week to discuss their plans. They also hope to meet Lam, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs ...

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    From college activism to the democracy front line

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Joyce Ng

    ... else would want. Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung Ching-yin's latest battle is to get the police and government departments to agree to a starting venue for an October ... of which there are more than 50, including pan-democratic parties, gay rights groups and labour rights activists. "What I do is all tough groundwork- liaising with government, politicians ...

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    Top Hong Kong officer defends police right to free expression

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... following the Chater Road sit-in. The Civil Human Rights Front organised the rally to inform the public of their peaceful intentions and to reject claims that the Occupy Central movement is violent. ... didn't do anything wrong. Even if I am put in prison, I'm fine with it," he said. Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, convener of the Civil Human Rights Front, said: "In the past few months, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘We won’t halt Occupy Central’: Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Jeffie Lam and Shirley Zhao

    ... in which he also admitted Occupy had failed "up to this point", had only told half the story. The movement had hoped the threat of civil disobedience would convince Beijing to allow ... its supporters more determined. Watch: Occupy Central leaders promise civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students say restrictions on strike events are 'political suppression'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 06:53pm by Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... strikes and the National Day rally are seen as precursors to the Occupy Central blockade of the business hub, which is expected soon. The Civil Human Rights Front, organiser of the rally, applied ... 'Suppression' fear as limits set on rallies Organisers of an October 1 rally billed as a curtain-raiser to an "era of civil disobedience" have been told they cannot use their favoured starting ...

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    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... of leave from Wednesday, returning days before an October 1 pro-democracy rally planned by the Civil Human Rights Front. Both the strikes and the rally are seen as precursors to the Occupy Central ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Kong's pan-democrats about civil disobedience, said various rights groups in Taiwan had teamed up to push for the bill to extend protection to political refugees. "With the legislation done, ... passed by the island's legislature this year, said Yang Sen-hong, president of the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights. Yang said civic groups in Taiwan would team up to lobby ruling ...




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