Trump Announces China Sanctions Over It’s Treatment of Hong Kong

President Donald Trump announced Friday the U.S. would sanction China over the government’s treatment of Hong Kong, saying “Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous.” The financial sanctions will be targeted in order to leave the U.S. room for escalation if necessary, according to a fourth person familiar with the matter. Trump officials crafting the … Read more Trump Announces China Sanctions Over It’s Treatment of Hong Kong

Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Courts

In these two public webinars from the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, the panels explore the enormous additional pressures that the pandemic has imposed on the criminal justice system. In the first event, our focus is the courts and we explore the reality of daily life in magistrates’ courts and in the … Read more Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Courts

China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

Chinese lawmakers approved a proposal for sweeping new national security legislation in Hong Kong, defying a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to respond strongly to a measure that democracy advocates say will curb essential freedoms in the city. The National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp legislature, approved the draft decision by a vote of 2,878-1 … Read more China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

Is Hong Kong’s autonomy dead? | The Stream

With China expected to expand its authority over Hong Kong, what will become of the city’s pro-democracy movement? New security laws could formally base mainland authorities and intelligence services in Hong Kong. The proposal by Beijing is seen as a response to last year’s demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill. China’s proposed law targets subversive … Read more Is Hong Kong’s autonomy dead? | The Stream

What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

China’s decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong has brought protesters advocating greater democracy back onto the city’s streets, after a lull forced by the coronavirus pandemic. It also has cast more doubt on whether Hong Kong still has the “high degree of autonomy” promised before the British handed their colony back … Read more What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended China’s moves to impose sweeping national security laws in the territory amid renewed protests and growing international concern over what it would mean for the city’s future autonomy. Local residents support the planned legislation, Chief Executive Carrie Lam asserted in a weekly briefing Tuesday, while rejecting criticism from foreign … Read more Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

More than a dozen Australian politicians are among a group a of global leaders raising concerns about China’s new laws for Hong Kong. China’s government plans to enforce new security measures, which will target independence activists, foreign forces and terrorists. In a return of the unrest that hit Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the … Read more Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as thousands thronged the streets to protest against Beijing’s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city.  The rally came as the city’s government sought to reassure the public and foreign investors over the tough security laws proposed by Beijing that sent a chill … Read more Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Brazil: Bolsonaro’s “digital militia” at heart of investigation into his sons

It’s not just the U.S. president who’s at odds with state governors over confinement and his own judiciary over obstruction of justice accusations: In #F24Debate, The Intercept’s Andrew Fishman says his own says his own publication’s been the target of troll farms loyal to Brazil’s president. He discusses how #Bolsonaro’s weaponization of social media is … Read more Brazil: Bolsonaro’s “digital militia” at heart of investigation into his sons

Matt Hancock confirms coronavirus testing roll out for police officers and firefighters

Matt Hancock has expanded the list of frontline workers who can request a coronavirus test, as capacity now exceeds demand. The Health Secretary told MPs that as of today police officers, fire fighters, prison staff, “critical” local authority staff, members of the judiciary and DWP staff will qualify if they need tests. Previously it had … Read more Matt Hancock confirms coronavirus testing roll out for police officers and firefighters

European Union on Downing of Flight MH17 & Criminal Trial – Media Stakeout (8 April 2020)

Virtual stakeout read by Juergen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations on behalf of current and former EU members of the Security Council (Germany, France, Estonia, Belgium, Poland) on MH17 (Malaysian airline flight). In a joint statement, current and former EU members of the Security Council said the start of the … Read more European Union on Downing of Flight MH17 & Criminal Trial – Media Stakeout (8 April 2020)

Nirbhaya Case: India Hangs 4 Convicts for 2012 Gang Rape and Murder

Four convicts were hanged in India for the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus in New Delhi. The men were hanged at Tihar Jail in New Delhi, Press Trust of India reported, quoting jail authorities. Flag waving demonstrators gathered outside the prison gates with one man carrying … Read more Nirbhaya Case: India Hangs 4 Convicts for 2012 Gang Rape and Murder

Hard-hit Iran frees more prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Iran has temporarily freed thousands of additional prisoners, including political prisoners, in an attempt to reduce pressure on its prisons system as the country struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday came after the judiciary said last week that 70,000 prisoners had temporarily been released, mostly non-violent offenders serving short prison … Read more Hard-hit Iran frees more prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Iran temporarily frees 85,000 prisoners

Iran furloughed about 85,000 prisoners to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in prisons. A judiciary spokesman said 50 percent of security-related prisoners are among those furloughed. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ … Read more Iran temporarily frees 85,000 prisoners

Polish TV steps up campaign against judges

The Court of Justice of the European Union is expected to rule soon on the legality of Poland’s latest judicial reforms, which include moves to punish judges for speaking out against the changes. Many of them have done so, and they’re not alone: for years now Poland’s government has been accused of trying bring the … Read more Polish TV steps up campaign against judges