Tag: extradition

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said he was making his way to Germany on Monday after he was released from a brief spell in custody following a mistake in his bail conditions. Wong, 22, was among multiple prominent democracy advocates who were detained late...

Hong Kong leader calls for dialogue after protesters reject concession

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong's leader on Thursday urged pro-democracy protesters to end their demonstrations after her surprise decision to bow to one of their key demands was condemned as too little, too late. Carrie Lam, the city's pro-Beijing chief executive, surprised many...

Operations resume at Hong Kong airport after protests: authorities

Operations resumed at Hong Kong airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said, with flights due to start departing and arriving a day after protests shut down the major travel hub. "We have resumed check-ins," a spokesman for the airport told AFP, confirming flights would be resuming...

Controversial Indian preacher not on Interpol red notice says Malaysia

The Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says in reply to questions on the extradition request for the preacher by the Indian government. Malaysia faced internal and external pressure to deport the controversial figure who has been roaming the country freely, preaching and holding debates...

Jackie Chan unaware of protests in home city Hong Kong: “I don’t know anything about it”

Jackie Chan has been busy promoting his new album in Taiwan. So busy, in fact, that he may have been unaware of the mass protests happening in his home city of Hong Kong. The movie star and martial arts sensation was promoting his latest album...

Hong Kong police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament

by Helen Roxburgh and Elaine Yu Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions...

United by fear of China, Hong Kongers staged record march

by Jerome TAYLOR / Elaine YU They came from all walks of life, a sea of white-clad Hong Kongers, braving hours in the tropical heat and galvanised by fear that their unique city is being subsumed by China. The international financial hub has seen plenty of...