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Joshua Wong jail term reduced by two months

Joshua Wong Chi-Fung, a jailed Hong Kong opposition activist, has won an appeal to have his 10-month sentence reduced by one-fifth for his role in a prohibited Tiananmen Square vigil two years ago. He will, however, face a national security law case in 2020 for his alleged role in an...
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Greta Thunberg Has a Message for Jailed Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong

The Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has written imprisoned Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong a letter, in an effort to draw attention to the detention of the protest leader in the former British colony. Thunberg is seeking to deliver the message to Wong through a South Korean democracy advocate, Lee...
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‘The Calm Beyond’: Sony Pictures Int’l Productions Takes WW Rights On Late Director Joshua Wong’s Feature Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired worldwide distribution rights to The Calm Beyond, a survivalist thriller that premiered in competition at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival. This is the feature directorial debut of the late Joshua Wong, the award-winning commercials and shorts director, who tragically lost his battle with cancer in December 2020.
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced for Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced to more jail time Thursday for participating in an unauthorized vigil to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as Hong Kong authorities exert more control over dissent in the city. For years, Hong Kong was the only place in...
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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's Joshua Wong handed extra jail time for Tiananmen vigil

Jailed Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was handed an additional 10-month sentence on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in an "unlawful" protest last year over the Tiananmen Square crackdown. On Thursday, four of those activists -- Joshua Wong, Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen and Janelle Leung -- were handed jail terms after pleading guilty to unlawful assembly charges last month.
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