Dec 2, 2020 - World

Hong Kong activists sentenced to prison over pro-democracy protests

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (C) and Ivan Lam (L) board a Hong Kong Correctional Service van ahead of a sentence hearing at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on December 2, 2020 in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy activists Ivan Lam (L) and Joshua Wong (C) board a correctional service van ahead of a sentence hearing at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam were handed prison sentences Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges of organizing and inciting an unauthorised assembly during last year's massive protests.

The big picture: Wong will serve 13.5 months, Chow 10 months, and Lam seven months, per a statement from activists posted to Wong's Twitter page. The trio were remanded on Nov. 23, and Wong had tweeted about conditions in custody ahead of sentencing.

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