7 Pro-Democracy Advocates Convicted In Hong Kong For Roles In Protests
The leaders face time behind bars for their roles in an anti-government protest that was deemed an unlawful assembly.
Seven pro-democracy opposition leaders in Hong Kong face prison time as China clamps down on the city.
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai is among those convicted for participating in unauthorized protests or carrying banners criticizing police and calling for reforms.
Beijing has imposed a strict national security law for Hong Kong, sparking outrage from human rights activists who say it restricts freedom and the city's autonomy.
China Eases Anti-COVID Measures Following Protests
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Indonesia's Parliament Votes To Ban Sex Outside Of Marriage
The amended code says sex outside marriage is punishable by a year in jail and cohabitation by six months.By Slamet Riyadi / AP
China Eases Controls, Gives No Sign When 'Zero COVID' Ends
China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-COVID controls and authorities say new variants are weaker.By Andy Wong / AP
There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release
Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.By Anne Fogel / Newsy
Another American, Marc Fogel, Is Detained In Russia Over Marijuana
Newsy's Maritsa Georgiou talks with the family of a Russian prisoner who they want designated as "wrongfully detained" by the Biden administration.By Anne Fogel
Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.By Kremlin / AP