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Hong Kong pop singer arrested in excess of political rally overall performance

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distinguished Hong Kong singer and professional-democracy activist was arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog Monday about accusations that he broke the regulation by singing at a political rally three years back.

The arrest of Anthony Wong in the most up-to-date official move in opposition to people who had been pushing for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

Hong Kong’s Independent Fee Against Corruption said Wong carried out two tunes at the 2018 rally and urged attendees to vote for pro-democracy candidate Au Nok-hin in a legislative by-election.

The watchdog also charged Au, who gained the election, in aspect for publicizing the rally on social media and indicating that Wong would be undertaking.

The watchdog stated in a assertion that supplying other individuals with refreshments and enjoyment at an election celebration is “a corrupt conduct and a serious offence” and is against the elections ordinance.

Community media noted that Wong was launched on bail. Au, meanwhile, has been in jail considering the fact that March. Au was one particular of the 47 pro-democracy activists arrested for alleged subversion more than an unofficial principal election they held previous yr.

The arrests occur as authorities crack down on dissent in Hong Kong pursuing 2019 anti-govt protests sparked by concerns that the former British colony was losing the freedoms it was promised when it was handed around to Chinese control in 1997.

Beijing very last year imposed a sweeping countrywide stability legislation that has because been applied to arrest additional than 100 pro-democracy figures. Improvements have also been built to Hong Kong’s election regulations to lessen the quantity of immediately elected lawmakers and give a mainly pro-Beijing committee the leeway to nominate lawmakers aligned with Beijing.

The crackdown has drawn criticism from many governments around the planet.

Wong rose to fame in the 1980s as the vocalist for pop duo Tat Ming Pair and later on embarked on a solo occupation.

He turned an outspoken supporter of the city’s democracy movement, backing the 2019 protests as nicely as the so-referred to as Umbrella Revolution protests that strike the metropolis in 2014. His help for the 2014 protests led to a ban on doing in mainland China and noticed his songs taken off from streaming web sites.

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Brad Pitt ‘in new legal suit against Angelina Jolie over French vineyard’

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Brad Pitt ‘in new legal suit against Angelina Jolie over French vineyard’

According to DailyMail.com, new court papers accuse Jolie of trying to remove Pitt from a deal to sell her shares in the former couple’s French property and vineyard, Chateau Miraval.

The website says the court papers were filed in Luxembourg on Tuesday in regard to the property in Correns, France.

It says the lawsuit suggests Miraval is owned by Quimicum – which both Pitt and Jolie have a 50 per cent take in through their companies Mondo Bongo and Nouvel respectively.

The suit reportedly alleges that Jolie is attempting to flog her 50 per cent stake while circumventing Pitt’s right of first refusal. It allegedly claims she is attempting to profit from the “incredible amount of work, time and money” invested by Pitt and his business partners.

The papers alleged say: “We understand that behind this systematic obstruction, the real purpose of Nouvel and its shareholder [Jolie] is to sell its stake in Chateau Miraval SA in a way that would circumvent Mondo Bongo’s right of first refusal (as provided in Quimicum’s articles of approval), taking, as a result, a capital gain raised thanks to Mondo Bongo’s investment and to which Nouvel did not contribute.”

The representatives of both Pitt and Jolie have been contacted for comment.

The actress filed for divorce in 2016 and the former Hollywood golden couple, who share six children, have been wrangling in legal proceedings concerning their separation in California largely shielded from public view.

Pitt, 57, was accused of being abusive toward his then-15-year-old son Maddox during the flight, but investigations by child welfare officials and the FBI were closed with no charges being filed.

Jolie, 46, made the allegation in an interview with The Guardian promoting her new book, Know Your Rights And Claim Them, which aims to equip children with the knowledge to challenge injustices.

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