Joshua Wong, the young face of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, jailed in ‘politically motivated’ case

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Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to six months in jail over a 2014 protest.

20-year-old Wong, who rose to prominence as the 17-year-old co-leader of the 2014 ‘umbrella’ mass protests in the city, was jailed alongside two other young activists — one a former member of Hong Kong’s legislative council.

The trio had previously been given community service sentences for an unlawful assembly conviction relating to a protest at Hong Kong’s government headquarters.

Fela 2bBut in an unusual move, prosecutors last week appealed the punishment, saying it was too…

Ahead of his court appearance, Mr Wong told the media he was “mentally prepared” for…

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