Hong Kong democracy leaders cleared of organising 2019 protest

Prominent Hong Kong democracy figures, including Jimmy Lai, cleared of organizing a 2019 rally; participation conviction upheld. Their presence at the front not deemed evidence of organization.

This follows a setback for peaceful assembly rights due to Beijing’s security law.

Wanted Hong Kong activist says parents ‘harassed, intimidated’

Hong Kong activist Anna Kwok’s parents face questioning by authorities after her accusations of intimidation, following officials targeting her and others for endangering national security.

Wanted activists’ families also questioned; global outcry against bounties issued.

Hong Kong court rejects government ban on democracy protest song

A Hong Kong judge rejected the government’s request to ban the protest anthem “Glory to Hong Kong,” citing the importance of freedom of expression and potential chilling effects on innocent parties.

The anthem gained popularity during the pro-democracy protests in 2019 and has faced scrutiny under the national security law imposed by Beijing.

Hong Kong pollster to stop releasing surveys on Tiananmen, Taiwan

Hong Kong’s polling group, the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, will cease publishing data on sensitive topics like Tiananmen and Taiwan’s independence due to political pressure and reduced public demand. The results will be kept private in a paywalled database.