Joshua Wong And Other Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced

by ian

Ian Patrick, FISM News

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam have been given jail sentences for their involvement in a protest last year. The three plead guilty to all charges centered around their part of an unauthorized assembly in June of 2019.

Wong was a prominent member in the “Umbrella Movement” from 2014. From then, he became a figure of pro-democracy activism in Hong Kong, vying for the region’s autonomous freedom that China has been steadily limiting.

For instance, China recently introduced a security law aimed at quashing dissidence in Hong Kong which many Western nations criticized. The law could have meant a life-sentence for Wong, Chow, and Lam, but they received a less harsh sentence since the law was enacted after the 2019 protests. Instead, Wong will be jailed for 13 and a half months while Chow and Lam will be jailed for 10 months.

Per his lawyers, Wong’s Twitter account posted an update of what the young protestor said:

For more information on Wong’s arrest, check out this FISM News report of when he was originally detained.