Hong Kong: Beijing puppet court sentences student political prisoner to 43 months

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“A student activist who advocated Hong Kong’s independence and raised HK$136,000 (US$17,450) through crowdfunding to further his political agenda has been jailed for 43 months, in the third sentence handed down under the national security [sic] law. Tony Chung Hon-lam returned before the District Court on Tuesday, three weeks after pleading guilty to secession and money-laundering charges in relation to his roles in two pro-independence groups after the Beijing-imposed legislation took effect on June 30 last year. The 20-year-old founder of the now-defunct Studentlocalism group is the youngest person yet to be found guilty under the new legislation, which outlaws acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.” (11/23/21)