The accused were arrested in January for organising and taking part in a primary held in July 2020 designed to win the upcoming election. Card Joseph Zen and Lee Cheuk-yan were present in the courthouse where the accused were arraigned. For US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, “Political participation and freedom of expression should not be crimes.” Beijing wants to severely punish Jimmy Lai, Benni Tai and Joshua Wong.
Msgr Ramousse died yesterday of Covid. He was expelled from Phnom Penh in 1975. He returned there in 1989. He focused heavily on the growth of a Khmer Church and on the flowering of local priestly vocations. It was also thanks to him that the Catholic Church is now recognized by the Cambodian government. Collaboration with PIME for the rescue of 2,000 Cambodian and Vietnamese boat people.
The Mon march together with other ethnic groups in the economic capital. Three reporters detained. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun calls on the international community to "stop the military coup". UN envoy Christine Schraner Burgener warns every country against recognizing the junta regime.
Myanmar’s civil society goes on strike: doctors, health staff, teachers, students, bank employees, private sector workers, railway employees, dockworkers. According to the UN rapporteur on Myanmar, three-quarters of state employees are on strike. The junta could be dragged down by economic collapse. Police carry out night arrests, detain protesters. Catholic nuns and Buddhist monks support protesters. A Japanese journalist is arrested. Indonesian minister calls for respect the wishes of the people of Myanmar.
In the letter to the faithful for Lent, Fr. Ibrahim recalls the suffering of 10 years of war, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Parents don't have money to feed their children, unemployment and inflation are on the rise. Suicides of desperate fathers are on the rise. “Emergency first Aid” intervention from the Church. The example of the father of Jesus, who "did not flee from the unknown".
A law approved criminalising religious conversion and denying bail to those accused. The bishop of Lucknow: "The anti-conversion law goes against the fundamental right to profess, practice and spread one's religion". "Shrewdly, 'Ghar wapasi' (conversion to Hinduism, editor's note) is not considered a forced conversion while in reality it is there that force, intimidation and threats are used to reconvert".
They were arrested in January for organizing and taking part in the July primary. A repeat of the Jimmy Lai case is feared. The group includes Benny Tai, strategist of the electoral campaign. Accused of "wanting to win the election". Chinese university students’ union banned.
The content sparked a social media campaign. In a letter to Pakistan’s prime minister, Prof Anjum wrote that “racism is a crime against humanity and is the enemy of pluralism, peaceful coexistence and social harmony.”
For the Chinese president, 99 million people have been lifted out of poverty in eight years, a gift for the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. However, the base point is too low; in fact, 13 per cent of the population still lives below the poverty line. Doubts have also been cast on economic picture since it is based on data provided by the provinces.
Clashes with residents took place at the Sule pagoda and at the central station. At least 30 junta thugs were handed over to the police. A Democrat demonstrator died in prison yesterday. A man died while patrolling his neighbourhood to prevent arrests of protesters.
The complaint filed after a school suspension for harassment. The bishop speaks of "lies" fabricated out of “revenge". It all started with the reaction of a Hindu teacher who instigated the complainant because of the delayed payment of her salary.
Demonstrations resumed after the arrest of Nika Melia, head of the "United National Movement" party, inherited from Saakashvili. Melia has been subjected to arrests, trials, allegations of electoral fraud and attacks on his life by hired gangsters. In recent years, nearly 20% of the population has left the country, torn between love for the West and submission to Russia amid a languishing economy.
Hwang Doo-Jin was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder of his partner. Local bishops urge people to avoid prejudice and abuse. The conviction has been appealed. There are fears of discrimination because the accused belongs to a small immigrant community.
A multi-ethnic rally was held today to show the international community that Myanmar’s many ethnic groups can live together without harsh military rule Indonesia's foreign minister, Ratno Marsudi, scarps a visit to Myanmar. Protesters gathered in front of the Italian Embassy.
The PCol report points the finger at government leaders in office at the time, including the former prime minister and police chief. Despite warnings, they did not take the necessary steps to prevent the attacks. The report also calls for the ban of a radical Sinhalese Buddhist group (the BBS).