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Indonesia election: violence-wracked provinces call for independence

As Indonesia's presidential candidates draw massive crowds to rallies across the country, leaders in the resource-rich but restive twin provinces of Papua and West Papua have called for an election boycott and their own vote to secede from the Southeast Asian archipelago-nation.

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party in unprecedented move

The Hong Kong government has officially banned a pro-independence party on the grounds of national security, an unprecedented move that has sparked new concerns about restrictions on political freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Hong Kong independence activist jailed for six years

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung has been jailed for six years for his part in violent demonstrations in February 2016, the latest in a series of prison terms handed down against pro-democracy activists in the city in the past year.