Joshua Wong

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Sentenced to over a Year in Prison

A court sentenced Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy leader, Joshua Wong, on Tuesday to 13.5 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of organizing “unauthorized assembly” during last year’s demonstrations against illegal Chinese interference in the region’s affairs.

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Over Half a Million Hong Kong Residents Vote in Pro-Democracy Primaries

Over 600,000 votes were cast in Hong Kong primary elections for pro-democracy candidates over the weekend, a turnout over three times as large as expected, given the climate of repression on the island after Beijing imposed a “national security” law that effectively criminalized political opposition. Organizers of the opposition primary hailed the turnout as a “miracle” of defiance.

A woman (centre L) uses her phone while waiting to vote during primary elections in Hong Kong on July 12, 2020. - Pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong held primary polls on July 11 and 12 to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections despite warnings from government officials that it may …