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HONG KONG (Reuters): Hong Kong's security chief said on Wednesday (Jan 26) that his government would strengthen laws against espionage as part of extra national security legislation now being drafted.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba rejected on Tuesday accusations by rights groups and diplomats that its court system had unfairly jailed protesters following widespread unrest on the island in July, defending recent trials as just and in line with Cuban law.
Demonstrators had gathered in support of imprisoned protesters in Bangkok on Saturday, prompting Metropolitan Police to warn that public rallies remain illegal under Covid restrictions.
LA GUINERA, Cuba (Reuters) - Young Cuban protesters from Havana's poorest neighborhoods face decades behind bars at upcoming trials, relatives and rights groups said, amid a crackdown on some of those who took part in last year's unprecedented anti-government demonstrations.
The FBI is still searching for people who stormed the US Capitol on Jan 6.
MANY cities in China cancelled their New Year’s Eve countdown events in view of the rising cases of Covid-19, Sin Chew Daily reported.
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): Hong Kong activist and singer Denise Ho was granted bail after being swept up in a raid on now-shuttered media outlet Stand News that escalated fears over eroding press freedoms in the former British colony.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Thursday (Dec 30)
YANGON (AFP): A Myanmar junta court on Thursday (Dec 30) sentenced two close aides of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi (pic) to two years in jail for sedition, a legal source told AFP.
HONG KONG (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Chief Executive Carrie Lam has hit back at foreign officials who criticised the arrests of seven people for allegedly publishing seditious articles.