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Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Hong Kong: Arrests under new national security law a ‘shameful attempt’ at suppressing peaceful commemoration of Tiananmen crackdown

Responding to the police’s first use of the recently adopted “Article 23” legislation (Safeguarding National Security Ordinance) to arrest six people, including human rights activist Chow Hang-tung, for alleged sedition crimes, Amnesty International’s China director Sarah Brooks said: “The Hong...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Tunisia: Repressive crackdown on civil society organizations following months of escalating violence against migrants and refugees

Over the past two weeks, the Tunisian government has launched an unprecedented repressive clampdown against migrants, refugees, and human rights defenders working to protect their rights, as well as journalists, said Amnesty International today. This comes less than two weeks after a high-level...