Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Academics Say Face Death Threats, Intimidation

September 30, 2014 10:50 PM

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Academics Say Face Death Threats, Intimidation

Hong Kong: Some academics at the forefront of Hong Kong's fight for more democracy say they have become targets of death threats or other intimidation as the former British colony remains near-paralysed by the biggest protests since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Hong Kong has freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, but Beijing last month rejected demands for free elections to choose the city's next leader, prompting outrage and protests by tens of thousands of people, mostly students, who have blockaded roads in the global financial hub.

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