Hong Kong: Beijing puppet court jails activists over 2019 protest

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Seven democracy activists and former legislators in Hong Kong have been sentenced to jail for their role in an unauthorised assembly at the height of anti-government protests in 2019. The activists sentenced on Wednesday included Figo Chan, a former convener of the now-disbanded Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF); Raphael Wong and Avery Ng of the League of Social Democrats political party; and former legislators Cyd Ho, Yeung Sum, Albert Ho and Leung Kwok-hung, who is known in Hong Kong as ‘Long Hair.’ Their sentences ranged from 11 to 16 months. They had pleaded guilty to charges, including organising and inciting others to take part in the illegal assembly on October 20, 2019, when tens of thousands took to the streets and police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse them.” (09/01/21)