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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong gets extra jail time for Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorized vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, per Reuters. The big picture: Wong is already serving a 13.5-month prison term for organizing an unauthorized assembly during 2019 pro-democracy protests, a...
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Joshua Wong among Hong Kong activists jailed over Tiananmen Square rally

Joshua Wong and three other pro-democracy Hong Kong activists have been jailed for 10 more months by a Hong Kong court for taking part in an unauthorised assembly last year to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.Commemorations of the 4 June event are banned in mainland China, but Hong Kong has been holding annual vigils as the former British colony was promised certain freedoms, including rights of expression and assembly, when it was returned to China in 1997.But the vigil was banned for the first time in 2020, with the police citing Covid-19 related restrictions on group gatherings, and this...
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Hong Kong: Joshua Wong jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for participating in an unauthorised vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The annual vigil, which has been held in Hong Kong since 1990, was banned for the first time last year by police citing virus measures.
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HK activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty over June 4 'illegal assembly'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was among four people who pleaded guilty on Friday of participating in an illegal assembly on June 4 last year to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. It was the first time the vigil...