Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong faces new court sentence

The 21-year-old Joshua Wong rose to global fame, including a starring role in a Netflix documentary, for leading anti-China protests in the city.

By: AP | Hong Kong | Published: December 7, 2017 12:38 pm
Hong Kong, Joshua Wong, Hong Kong Anti-china activist, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, China, Hong Kong, world news, Indian Express news Student leader Joshua Wong poses for a photo ahead of an appeal verdict on charges related to the 2014 pro-democracy protests, also known as ‘Occupy Central’, at Mongkok, Hong Kong, China December 5, 2017. (Source: REUTERS)

Hong Kong’s young democracy leader Joshua Wong faces a possible new prison sentence in a case stemming from 2014 protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. He’s among a group of activists awaiting sentencing Thursday afternoon following their convictions months earlier.

They were found guilty of criminal contempt of court for failing to comply with a court order to clear out of a protest camp on a main road during the 79-day “Umbrella Movement” protests.

The 21-year-old Wong rose to global fame, including a starring role in a Netflix documentary, for leading anti-China protests in the city.

He has already served prison time this year in a separate case. But he was bailed in October after serving part of that sentence when he received permission to appeal.

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