Mr Wong, who electrified crowds with his calls for civil disobedience, now finds himself back behind bars on charges related to unauthorised assembly in 2019 against a government ban on face masks. If convicted, this will be the third time he has been jailed since 2017. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong protests: Who is Joshua Wong, the poster child of the resistance movement?
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China sends 'signal' to the world Avery Ng, a veteran activist in Hong Kong and the general secretary of the League of Social Democrats party, told DW he expects the jailed activists will face "a tough legal battle." According to Ng, the Chinese government is using the sentencing "to send a strong cautionary signal not just to Hong Kong but to the world that no matter how much support you have in the public or in the international community, they are going to […] keep on suppressing the dissidents with an iron fist." … [Read more...] about Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two others jailed for role in pro-democracy protests
Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder and CEO of Web Summit and Rise, told CNN Business that the political situation in Hong Kong was not the reason behind the decision. "The process to move began in 2018," he said. "This is not a goodbye to Hong Kong. We hope to return to the city in future with a brand new event," he added. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong just lost a splashy tech conference to Kuala Lumpur
Lai’s arrest Thursday comes a day after three young Hong Kong pro-democracy activists -- 24-year-old Joshua Wong, 23-year-old Agnes Chow and 26-year-old Ivan Lam -- received jail sentences between seven and 13 1/2 months in connection with a protest outside the city’s police headquarters in June 2019. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Publishing Tycoon, Pro-Democracy Activist Arrested Again
Growing crackdown in Hong Kong Also on Wednesday, prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong was jailed for more than 13 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019. It marked the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai, pro-democracy tycoon, in custody on fraud charge