British government says it will be “tough” with China but not abandon engagement as tensions escalate.
We do not get to pick our figureheads, and it’s in cases exactly like this that our freedoms are challenged, journalist James Ball writes.
The US "are demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy" with their Assange extradition bid, said a spokesperson for Dunn's family.
The 19-year-old was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in August last year.
A spokesman for the teenager's family called it a "monumentally large step in the right direction”.
Protests in Hong Kong escalated over the weekend as around two million people took to the streets over an extradition bill that could see HK citizens sent to mainland China for trial. Over the weekend, leader Carrie Lam issued a public apology and said she would indefinitely suspend the bill. On Monday, activist Joshua Wong was released from prison, where he has been since he was arrested during the 2014 pro-democracy protests.
“We say it represents an outrageous and full-frontal assault on journalistic rights.”
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke via video link from prison to declare that he would not surrender to an extradition request by the United States, where he is charged with "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion". On May 1, Assange was sentenced by a British court to 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail in 2012 when he sought refuge in Ecuador's London embassy, where he stayed for seven years.