Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly. Wong rose to international prominence as a leader of 2014 student-led Umbrella Movement protests.
Wong and two other activists were taken into custody after the hearing. Wong was not a leading figure in last year’s anti-China protests but has drawn the wrath of Beijing, which sees his activism as a “black hand” of foreign forces.
The pro-democracy media mogul Lai and activist Chow are the highest profile arrests made under Beijing’s sweeping national security law.
Hong Kongers will head to legislative council polls next week to fill four seats that were left vacant after its members were disqualified over the 2016 oath-taking saga.
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