Initial foolishness, then repeated stubbornness – why Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam owes us a big apology

The Chief Executive did not apologise for the complete chaos she has created. So many people in Hong Kong and abroad have had to expend such great efforts and time to fight her initial foolishness and then repeated stubbornness. Progressive Lawyers Group’s Alex Ho says in this article that a sincere apology would have been the least she could have offered.

Hongkong : l’exécutif annonce la « suspension » du projet de loi controversé

LA CHEFFE DE L’EXÉCUTIF HONGKONGAIS A SUSPENDU SON PROJET DE LOI VISANT À AUTORISER LES EXTRADITIONS VERS LA CHINE, SANS PARVENIR À FAIRE ANNULER UNE NOUVELLE MANIFESTATION PRÉVUE DIMANCHE.

Hong Kong leader halts extradition bill but opponents vow fresh rally

Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday suspended a hugely divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China, in a major climbdown following unprecedented unrest, but protesters vowed to press ahead with a mass Sunday rally.

Hong Kong has pulled off an amazing win against a dire threat to its freedoms

The odds were long but the million people who turned out last Sunday—and the tens of thousands who circled government offices—did it. Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam today (June 15) changed course, saying she had decided to indefinitely suspend a controversial bill that would have made it possible to extradite people from the city to China’s mainland to face trial.

Masks, cash and apps: How Hong Kong’s protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state

“It is the fundamental reason people are protesting in the first place,” said Antony Dapiran, who wrote a book on protest culture in Hong Kong. “They don’t trust Beijing, they don’t trust their authorities and the legal system, and they don’t like the blurring of lines between Beijing and Hong Kong.”

警設「舉報網絡欺凌警務人員熱線」 律師:不可即時拘捕

警方日前以暴力對待示威者及記者激發民憤,有連登仔發起「起底行動」,將自己認識的警察的facebook和instagram資料與圖片放上討論區,有報道稱警方網絡罪案科已作出跟進,不排除稍後有拘捕行動。不過,有熟悉私隱法的律師表示執法部門應該不能即時作出拘捕,因為根據法例,個人資料私隱專員公署首先只會發出「執行通知」要求涉事者改正,若涉事者拒絕才會有進一步的刑事檢控行動,而且「不誠實使用電腦罪」現時也不再適用。

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To the International Community: Please Help Us Help Hong Kong!

To the international community in Hong Kong and around the world, we need you urgently! A proposed extradition arrangement with mainland China is threatening Hong Kong people’s personal safety and free expression. It is the latest battle in the fight against the quickening erosion of the city’s civil liberties. The situation is dire and this video tells how you can make a difference by writing your governments, embassies and consulates using the templates below.