May 6, 2021 - World

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong gets extra jail time for Tiananmen vigil

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to exit a Correctional Service Department van at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre after a court hearing at the West Kowloon court on March 2

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong exits a Correctional Service Department van in Hong Kong in March. Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorized vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, per Reuters.

The big picture: Wong is already serving a 13.5-month prison term for organizing an unauthorized assembly during 2019 pro-democracy protests, a sentence made possible by a national security law imposed by China's government in 2020. The new sentence means additional jail time for Wong.

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