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Hong Kong Sentences Joshua Wong to 13.5 Months for “Illegal Assembly”

HeadlineDec 02, 2020

In Hong Kong, prominent activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 13-and-a-half months in prison on charges of “illegal assembly” for a protest he organized last year. Fellow pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam also received slightly shorter sentences for their involvement in the protest. Rights groups condemned the sentencing. Amnesty International said, “By targeting well-known activists from Hong Kong’s largely leaderless protest movement, authorities are sending a warning to anyone who dares openly criticize the government that they could be next.”

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