Since 2017, Chinese authorities have taken human rights lawyers, activists and writers to secret detention centers where, deprived of freedom and dignity, they are expected to confess to crimes.
Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption accusations.
City leader Carrie Lam said in a press conference her government would indefinitely 'suspend work' on the bill. The proposed law has triggered the biggest protests in the city since its British handover in 1997.
In a landmark case, the court of appeal ruled New Zealand's justice minister must address the evidence of torture in China. The ruling would "resonate throughout the common law world," the plaintiff's lawyer said.
You could describe what has happened in Hong Kong and Istanbul as classic cases of authoritarian rulers scoring own goals. Who knows how they will deal with this in the medium term, writes Alexander Görlach.
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