Hong Kong – Pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. Agnes, a colleague, was sentenced to 10 months in prison last year during a protest in Hong Kong. Chinese city.
Ivan Lam, a third member of their disbanded political group, was sentenced to seven months in prison. All three were jailed last week while awaiting sentencing Pleads guilty to unauthorized assembly charges during a demonstration in June 2019, When thousands of people gathered outside the police headquarters in the early days of the mass protest movement around the city. He was jailed for up to three years.
Demosisto was fired this summer shortly after China enacted a far-reaching national security law in Hong Kong. Authorities launched a crackdown on dissent and arrested activists, journalists and politicians. Four legislators were removed from office last month, The pro-democracy camp is demanding the mass resignation of the local legislature.
Mr. Wong, 24, has become a powerful force in mobilizing mass protests against the 2014 direct election threshold. Mischa 23, 23, The “Mulan” of the Hong Kong Democratic Movement, Thanks for her Japanese language skills.
Mr. Lam, 26, co-founded the activist group with Mr. Wong in 2011. The group, which joined Miss Chow a year later, led a protest against plans to introduce a national education curriculum in Hong Kong schools. Called “brainwashing”. Shri Lam was later jailed for entering the Assembly during the 2014 protests against the development project.
After being jailed last week, Wong spent three days in solitary confinement because a scan indicated he had eaten a foreign object before he was taken into custody. During this time, he had difficulty sleeping because his cell lights were on for 24 hours and he was undergoing regular medical check-ups, said legislator Fernando Cheung on Saturday. Cheung added that no foreign objects were found.
It was Mr. Wong In 2018, he was sentenced to three months in prison For contempt of court order In November 2014, a protest camp was demolished. He was released on bail six days after the appeal was considered The short sentence of two months was completed in May 2019.
He also served 69 days Six months imprisonment for illegal assembly offenses Punishment before release In 2018, Hong Kong’s final appeal was overturned by the court.
Ms. Chow, who is in prison, said she did not adapt well to the conditions in prison and could not sleep at night. A message sent to friends who visited him in prison was posted on his Facebook account on Sunday. .
“I understand that I will be put in jail on Wednesday, so my morale has dropped and I was very worried,” she said.
She was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of violating the new National Security Act by inciting secession. But they have not been charged in that case.
Cheung said Mr Wong had found a good thing about returning to detention: he did not face constant questions about what’s next for Hong Kong’s besieged democratic movement.
“He doesn’t have to deal with it now,” Cheung said. “People understand that he can’t do more in prison. That burden now falls on outsiders. ”