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In full: 191 parliamentarians and policymakers from 23 countries slam Beijing for ‘assault’ on Hong Kong freedoms and rule of law

A coalition of 191 parliamentarians and policymakers from 23 countries have issued a statement condemning Beijing’s “unilateral introduction of national security legislation in Hong Kong,’ and calling for sympathetic governments to unite against this ‘flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.” The letter comes after Beijing announced plans to roll out national security legislation in […]

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In Full: Hong Kong judiciary has set up ‘task force’ to deal with large number of protest-related trials, says top judge

Hong Kong’s top judge said on Monday that the judiciary has set up a task force to examine how the courts can cope with the sharp rise in criminal trials related to the ongoing citywide protests. Speaking at the ceremonial opening of the legal year on Monday, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma said the newly formed […]

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In full: An open letter to Hong Kong’s leader calling for an investigation into police use of force

An open letter to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, published by Amnesty International, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, and Human Rights Watch. Dear Chief Executive, We are writing to urge the Hong Kong government to carry out an independent, impartial, effective and prompt investigation into the use of force, including tear gas, guns firing bean […]

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In full: Hong Kong Law Society urges gov’t not to rush controversial extradition bill before consultations

The Law Society of Hong Kong has said that the government should not rush the legislation of the controversial extradition bill and should conduct extensive consultation before taking it further. Their 11-page submission to the Legislative Council was submitted ahead of a lawyers’ silent march set for Thursday night. Another protest against the bill is […]

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In Full: ‘More Hongkongers will go into exile’ – Alleged recording from localist who fled to Taiwan prompts search

A Hong Kong localist on the run in Taiwan has allegedly resurfaced to speak on an online talk show, drawing the attention of local authorities. Activist Lee Sin-yi fled to Taiwan in January 2017, ahead of a court date related to her participation in the Mong Kok unrest the year before. She has not been heard from since […]

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Hong Kong Free Press Transparency Report 2019: Our audited income & spending – in full

Hong Kong Free Press is proud to be the city’s most transparent news outlet and, as a non-profit company, HKFP is externally audited every year. Our Transparency Report is published each year as part of our Annual Report. Our income for the period between 1/1/2017 and 31/12/2017 was as follows: Income 2016 2017 All donations HK$1,063,125 […]

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In full: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam submits report to Beijing on banning pro-independence party, makes doc public

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has publicised her report on the banning of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), which was submitted to Beijing on Tuesday. The 12-page document included a summary of the events leading up to HKNP’s ban: last September, the party became the first in Hong Kong to be banned under the […]

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In Full: ‘Don’t get used to the dark’ – Shiu Ka-chun’s Umbrella Movement speech ahead of sentencing

Shiu Ka-chun was one of the nine leading Umbrella Movement activists found guilty of public nuisance for their involvement in the 2014 pro-democracy protests on Tuesday. He read a statement in court on Wednesday morning ahead of his sentencing. Hong Kong Free Press has translated the speech from its Cantonese original. A statement by Shiu Ka-chun On […]

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In Full: ‘I believe we will be reborn’ – Eason Chung’s Umbrella Movement speech ahead of sentencing

Eason Chung was one of the nine leading Umbrella Movement activists found guilty of public nuisance for their involvement in the 2014 pro-democracy protests on Tuesday. He read a statement in court on Wednesday morning ahead of his sentencing. He has kindly assisted Hong Kong Free Press with the translation of his speech, from the original in […]