Minority Hui Muslim residents of Tianjin's Tianmu village have waged a long campaign for the removal of local officials amid a bitter land dispute.
The democratic island's constitutional court says current laws restricting marriage to heterosexuals violate the rights of gay citizens.
Churches that do not comply are subjected to raids, or are shut down for 'health and safety' reasons, church members say.
Fellow asylum-seeker Dong Guangping is being denied money to buy additional food and supplies in prison, and has been given a government-appointed lawyer.
The Arakan Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, and Ta’ang National Liberation Army will attend as ‘special guests.’
Police surround their family homes, working in shifts to restrict access and monitor daily activities.
The Sangha says any breach of its order would lead to punishment under Buddhist and secular law.
Yang Shuping used air quality as a metaphor to hit out at choking controls on freedom of speech back home in China.
Local people are incensed at the behavior of village officials, saying they have sold off land and refuse to account for money missing from village coffers.