“This Should Be a Wake-up Call to the Whole World”: Inside the Hong Kong Protests

Progressive Lawyers Group spokesperson Wilson Leung spoke to US sports website The Ringer about the NBA controversy and how Chinese censorship is affecting what Americans can say even in America itself.

Hong Kong Protesters Keep Up Pressure, Despite Extradition Bill Withdrawal

Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive Carrie Lam may hope the withdrawal of a hated extradition bill will help the semi-autonomous Chinese city move forward from three months of major protests.

Hong Kong arrests won’t ‘cut off the heads of these protests,’ lawyer says

Saturday marks five years since the Chinese government decided against fully democratic elections in Hong Kong, sparking the 2014 Umbrella Movement that followed. On the eve of this important anniversary in the pro-democracy movement, authorities in Hong Kong arrested dozens of pro-democracy activists on Friday. Among them were Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow.

Hong Kong’s leaderless protest movement put to the test with arrest of prominent activists

The protests that have convulsed this city for nearly three months have lacked any clear leadership in a bid to sustain momentum should any of their organizers be threatened with jail.

The Fate of Hong Kong’s Christians

Christians in Hong Kong overwhelmingly support the mass protests that have disrupted the region for the last two months. Millions, including many Christians, have taken to the streets to protest a proposed extradition bill.

Dân Hong Kong biểu tình – Giới trí thức nghĩ gì, làm gì?

Hai tuần sau đỉnh điểm cuộc biểu tình thu hút 2 triệu người hôm 16/6, dân Hong Kong lại đang rầm rộ xuống đường vì những đòi hỏi của họ vẫn chưa được chính quyền thân Bắc Kinh của Hong Kong đáp ứng.

Episode 72: The Bleeding Bauhinia — A Conversation with Wilson Leung

In this episode, we chat with Wilson Leung, who is a founding member of the Progressive Lawyers Group 法政匯思 — a group of Hong Kong lawyers dedicated to promoting rule of law, democracy, human rights, freedom and justice — about the recent extradition bill protests in Hong Kong.

PLG spokesperson Wilson Leung speaks to VOA about anticipated backlash from Beijing over the anti-extradition bill protests.

Hong Kong’s decision to pause a controversial extradition proposal in the face of mass protests is a rare political embarrassment for China’s Communist Party. But as VOA’s Bill Gallo reports from Hong Kong, many pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese city fear a backlash from Beijing in the weeks ahead.

PLG spokesperson Wilson Leung speaks to the BBC (Vietnamese section) on the recent protests against the extradition bill.

PLG spokesperson Wilson Leung speaks to the BBC (Vietnamese section) on the recent protests against the extradition bill.

Hong Kong’s government finally managed to put democracy fighter Joshua Wong behind bars

Three years after the 79-day Occupy protests calling for greater democracy in Hong Kong, the young leaders of the movement are going to jail.

Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24, and Alex Chow, 26, were sentenced to six months, eight months, and seven months, respectively, by a court in Hong Kong today (Aug. 17) for their actions in the 2014 protests, also known as the Umbrella Movement. Wilson Leung, a practicing lawyer in Hong Kong and member of the Progressive Lawyers Group, said that he still believes judges in Hong Kong are independent of the government. “However, we strongly disagree with the government treating political problems as ‘law and order’ problems and focusing on the prosecution of protestors,” he said.

À Hong Kong, un système judiciaire fort et indépendant

 Hong Kong c’est chez moi, j’en suis fier car elle incarne des valeurs uniques, introuvables en Chine populaire, et si la démocratie y est mise à mal, la justice résiste. » Wilson Leung, 37 ans, est avocat, fondateur du Progressive Lawyers Group (groupe des avocats progressistes), créé au lendemain du grand mouvement démocratique de 2014 auquel la Chine a répondu par une fin de non-recevoir : il n’y aura pas de réformes démocratiques du système électoral pour l’élection du chef de l’exécutif, qui restera choisi par un comité électoral dominé par Pékin.

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。

法政匯思召集人搖身一變大廚 餸菜暗藏玄機?

法政匯思今日舉行傳媒茶聚,多名成員搖身一變廚神,親自下廚準備小菜,當中三名召集人任建峰、文浩正和蔡騏展示除了「入得法庭」,同樣「入得廚房」,菜式亦暗藏玄機。

國際特赦組織香港分會 『Carnival 』 活動

法政匯思的梁允信擔任 國際特赦組織香港分會 Amnesty International Hong Kong 舉辦的 『Carnival 』 活動大使, 向大家解釋人權教育的重要性!可以在此看短片! Progressive Lawyers Group's Wilson Leung is an ambassador of this year's "Carnival" art festival organised by Amnesty HK - he explains why human rights education is important to all of us! Watch the video here! 

China Is Rapidly Squandering the Unique Opportunity That Hong Kong Represents

It is normally difficult to get lawyers to stop talking and stay quiet. But that is exactly what happened last Tuesday, when 2,000 of them, all dressed in black, marched through the center of Hong Kong in a dignified “silent protest” against a move by the Chinese government to directly intervene in the city’s legal affairs.

Popping the Red Pill: Hong Kong Professionals Get Organized for Democracy Post-Occupy

Hong Kong’s professionals barely, if ever, let their thoughts stray to politics. This year though, the switch was flipped.

Over the past several weeks, doctors, lawyers, and financiers have started forming pro-democracy groups, seemingly spontaneously.

Two solicitors and a barrister, Kevin Yam, Jonathan Man, and Wilson Leung, launched the Progressive Lawyers Group, a 50-member group of young legal types.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Return To Streets To Reject Beijing’s Version Of Democracy

(Forbes) For the first time since mass protests shut down some of the city's busiest districts and grabbed the world's attention, pro-democracy activists were out on the streets again this afternoon to continue their campaign.

Concessions for Hong Kong’s 2022 election ‘could be explored’: government source

(SCMP) The government is considering offering a rethink of the nominating system for the 2022 chief executive election in an attempt to win over pan-democrats who have vowed to vote down the government's proposal for the 2017 poll. The Progressive Lawyers Group has submitted its views on reform to the government's second consultation on 2017.