709大抓捕兩周年 律師學者默站聲援

709大抓捕兩周年,世界各地人權組織均籌辦首屆中國人權律師節,香港的中國維權律師關注組今天亦發起7分09秒的默站行動,抗議中共政府打壓維權律師。中國維權律師關注組主席何俊仁表示,雖然709事件中維權律師遭受酷刑對待,但無法抹殺人民追求人權、自由的精神。他又指即使劉曉波或將重病逝世,但其精神亦不會消失,將伴隨追求自由民主人士繼續抗爭,強調市民不會向強權低頭。

「709大抓捕」一週年:法律界人士、家屬發聲

(BCC中文網) 多個國際律師機構、法律專家於周六(7月9日)向中國國家主席習近平發出公開信,要求習近平維持法治,釋放被囚的維權律師及人士。

「709大抓捕」兩周年黑衣默站

今日為中國「709維權律師大抓捕」事件兩周年,中國維權律師關注組、立法會議員郭榮鏗辦事處,與及法政匯思下午於終審法院門外,舉行黑衣默站抗議。

「709維權律師大抓捕」事件兩周年 (Second Anniversary of Crackdown of Human Rights Lawyers in China)

今日為中國「709維權律師大抓捕」事件兩周年,中國維權律師關注組、立法會議員郭榮鏗辦事處,以及法政匯思下午於終審法院門外,舉行黑衣默站抗議。(Today marks the second anniversary of the “709 crackdown of China’s human rights lawyers”. China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, Legislative Council member Dennis Kwok and Progressive Lawyers Group stood in silence outside the Court of Final Appeal today in support of rights lawyers and activists in China.)

HK20: Hong Kong’s fourth estate at stake – Trials of the city’s free press

An independent press is called the fourth estate because it holds accountable the ruling class – from the clergy and the noblemen in medieval times to the three branches of government in modern democracies. In Hong Kong, the press plays an especially critical role because citizens are deprived of a democratically elected government. Both the chief executive and nearly half the legislature are appointed by small committees stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, which gives ordinary people little leverage over politicians they play no part in choosing. Going to the press is often the most effective, if not the only, recourse available to those who want their grievances heard or injustices righted.