Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong is released from prison

Joshua Wong, a prominent Hong Kong democracy activist, was released from prison on Wednesday after serving a 10-month sentence for organising and participating in an unauthorised assembly..

Wong, 24, was one of the leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, which saw mass protests against Beijing’s plans to restrict democratic reforms in Hong Kong. He was arrested in August 2019 for his role in a protest against a government bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China..

Wong was sentenced to 13 months in prison in December 2019, but was released early on Wednesday after serving two-thirds of his sentence. He was met by a crowd of supporters outside the prison gates, and gave a brief speech in which he vowed to continue fighting for democracy in Hong Kong..


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