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Two plead guilty as leading Hong Kong activists go on trial

Two plead guilty as leading Hong Kong activists go on trial

Two Hong Kong democracy activists pleaded guilty on Tuesday to organising or participating in an illegal assembly during massive anti-government protests in 2019. The two were among nine prominent activists whose trial got under way in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The nine were arrested with several others in April last …

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Saudi woman activist’s family credits Biden for release

Saudi woman activist’s family credits Biden for release

RIYADH: The family of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul said Thursday US President Joe Biden‘s election win helped secure her release after nearly three years’ imprisonment, but cautioned she was still far from free. Hathloul, 31, was provisionally released by Saudi authorities on Wednesday. She was detained in May 2018 with …

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