Coming to your Door Next; 3 Hong Kong democracy activists sentenced to prison terms

Joshua Wong asks US to review Hong Kong's special status - Nikkei Asia

Joshua Wong

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday sentenced democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam to prison for their roles in an unauthorized protest. Their terms ranged from seven to 13 and 1/2 months.

They pleaded guilty to leading, inciting, and participating in a protest last year outside a Hong Kong police headquarters.

The event occurred early in what would be the largest uprising on Chinese soil against Communist Party rule since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Wong, 24, will be serving his fourth prison sentence. He became a key figure in the former British colony’s democracy movement in his teens. The judge said that even though the protest was peaceful, “the court needs to remember the importance of protecting public order.”

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