Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for further 10 months over June 4 assembly
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong will face an additional 10 months in jail for participating in an unauthorised assembly on June 4 last year to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Still, tens of thousands of people lit candles across the city in what was largely a peaceful event last June, bar a brief skirmish with riot police in one neighbourhood.Commemorations of the Tiananmen crackdown are banned in mainland China, but Hong Kong traditionally held the largest vigils globally every year, having been promised certain freedoms when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997, including rights of expression and assembly.
Wong, 24, already in prison due to other illegal assembly convictions and among 47 activists charged under the city's sweeping national security law, was sentenced in the District Court on Thursday.A 15-month sentence was reduced to 10 due to his guilty plea.
Judge Stanley Chan also sentenced Lester Shum, Jannelle Leung and Tiffany Yuen to between four and six months. Twenty others facing similar June 4 Tiananmen Square anniversary charges are due to appear in court on June 11."Freedom of assembly is not unlimited," Chan said. headtopics.com
The anniversary struck an especially sensitive nerve in the former British colony last year, falling just as Beijing prepared to introduce new security legislation which punishes anything China sees as subversion, secession, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.
This year, the June 4 Tiananmen Square anniversary event is particularly awkward for Beijing, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party.When asked whether commemorating the victims of Tiananmen would violate the new security law, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam last month said it was important to show respect to the Party.
China has never provided a full account of the 1989 Tiananmen Square violence. The death toll given by officials was about 300, most of them soldiers, but rights groups and witnesses say thousands of people may have died.Wong was given a 13-1/2 month sentence in December over an unlawful anti-government rally on June 21, 2019 and an additional four-month sentence for participating in an unauthorised protest in October 2019 while also breaking a government law against wearing face masks.
read moreWhile in prison Wong was arrested in January on suspicion of breaking the new security law, which was introduced in July 2020, by taking part in an unofficial vote to pick opposition candidates for a since-postponed election, which authorities describe as a "vicious plot" to "overthrow" the government. headtopics.com
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The separation of powers has left Hong Kong Hong Kong only have political persecution now. HKPoliceState CCP_is_Terrorist Congratulations！Monkey in jail From the sentence on 18 Aug 2019 1.7 billion assembly and remembrance Tiananmenmassacre, we can see the court has kneeled to the tyranny and legitimize their suppression on dissidents. So called deterrent sentence is just to warn HKers to be obedient, no matter how bad ccp is.
feel so sorry for Joshua. He trusted so much on Trump, Pompeo, Nancy, Rubio, Cruz & all other politicians who doesn't give a damn about him now.
Hong Kong court jails Joshua Wong and other activists over Tiananmen rallyA Hong Kong court has sentenced Joshua Wong and three other activists to between four and 10 months in prison for participating in an unauthorized rally last year to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. 竟然还叫他们维权人士，笑死个人，按你这么说那4月7号北爱尔兰发生的骚乱参与的人都是正义的维权人士，那英国政府为啥要驱赶他们？ Any news about these 100 people? Joshua Wong and three other activists are fortunate to receive such light sentences of four to ten months in prison. The damages they caused had been extensive. Perceivably, they are not going to be loyal to Hong Kong and China.
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong sentenced to more jail timeHong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong is sentenced to more jail time for participating in a commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. What he deserves. ChoiHungGuLeung How evil can the Chinazi Tyranny be? . Hongkonger well knew CCP China & HKPolice HKGov are evil brutal Totalitarianism long ago.. HKer still fighting, For justice, HumanRight & democracy! StandWithHK FreeHK MilkTeaAlliance SOSHK SAVE12 Free47 StandWithHongKong The tyranny is going to jail Joshua and others pro-democracy activists for years and years, endless loop. We have to keep speaking up for Joshua and others.
Hong Kong: Joshua Wong jailed over banned Tiananmen vigilThe Tiananmen vigil commemorated the deaths of up to thousands of pro-democracy protesters in China.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 10 months over June 4 assemblyHong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong will face another 10 months in jail for participating in an unauthorised assembly on June 4, 2020, to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Hong Kong's Joshua Wong jailed for additional 10 months for Tiananmen vigilJailed Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong is handed an additional 10-month sentence after he pleaded guilty to taking part in an 'unlawful' Tiananmen vigil