Hong Kong umbrella activist Joshua Wong walks free

Hong Kong umbrella activist Joshua Wong walks free
 

Hong Kong's top court has thrown out jail terms against three leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella" protests.
It reverses an earlier court appeal that saw Joshua Wong, 21, Nathan Law, 24, and Alex Chow, 27, being handed jail terms for unlawful assembly.
Their jail sentences attracted international attention, with rights groups accusing the government of cracking down on political protesters.
The 2014 protests paralysed parts of central Hong Kong for several weeks.
Wong, Law and Chow became the public face of the protests, which called for fully democratic elections for Hong... read more

 
6 February 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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