“Dissident” in the news
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Hong Kong Free Press
· Zoom suspends data requests from Hong Kong gov’t over national security law concerns →
The move – which gives police sweeping new powers – alarmed democrats, civil society groups and trade partners, as such laws have been used broadly to silence and punish dissidents in China.
· Israeli spy satellite lifts off as suspicions grow over Iran nuclear facility fire →
The group, claiming its members were dissidents from Iranian security services, referred to the site as “Kashan”, the home of a one-time Jewish community, instead of the modern name of Natanz.
· Abiy Ahmed: Ethiopia's Nobel peace laureate cracks down on ethnic violence →
He permitted greater freedoms for the press and civil society, freed political prisoners and allowed dissidents to return.
The New York Times
· Britain, Charting Its Own Course on Human Rights, Imposes New Sanctions →
Among the 47 people who face travel bans and frozen assets in Britain are 25 Russians accused of aiding and abetting in the death of Sergei L. Magnitsky and 20 Saudis accused in the assassination of the dissident Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
· British MPs want Hong Kong's Carrie Lam on Magnitsky hit list →
Britain's first wave of designations included 49 officials and organisations complicit in the gulags of North Korea, persecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi and Russians involved in the death in 2009 of tax advisor Sergei Magnitsky, after whom the laws are named.
· 'Magnitsky sanctions': who are those being targeted by UK? →
Six members of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s inner sanctum, including his former chief adviser, are among a list of nationals from the kingdom sanctioned by the British government for the gruesome murder and dismemberment of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
· Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online →
Debut playwright Gerry Moynihan’s 2017 modern-day production Continuity, starring Paul Kennedy as a dissident Irish Republican, is online until the end of the year.
Hong Kong Free Press
· Security law: Hong Kong police arrest 8 at ‘blank placard’ silent protest →
The move has alarmed democrats, civil society groups and trade partners, as such laws have been used broadly to silence and punish dissidents in China.
The Japan Times
· Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world must ‘stand with Hong Kong’ →
Over the weekend, public libraries removed a number of books written by dissidents, including a title by Wong, to review whether they complied with the new law.
· China cautions citizens on Canada travel amid rift over HK law →
Over the weekend, public libraries removed several books written by dissidents, including a title by pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, to review whether they complied with the new law.