Prison for Chinese advocates for democracy

Prison for Chinese advocates for democracy

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Three young advocates of greater democracy in Hong Kong have been sentenced to prison sentences of six to eight months.

The three have, according to a court of appeal guilty of violation of the samenscholingsverbod during the months-long demonstrations in 2014.

The twenty-year-old Joshua Wong had six months, former student leader Alex Chow (26) was seven months and the youngest elected politician in hong Kong, Nathan Law (24) was eight months. The demonstrations of the so-called paraplubeweging kept the former British crown colony in 2014 for several months in the grip.

The call for full democracy in hong Kong found no hearing among the Chinese rulers in Beijing.

The condemnation of the three is a disappointment. In the first instance were the three were found guilty but were given a punishment of community service. The prosecution wanted the three, however, behind the bars and went in appeal.

Wong showed militant prior to the session of Thursday. “I hope that the people of hong Kong do not specify. The victory is ours. If we again next year free be left I hope we are a hong Kong show that is full of hope.”

Previously, he had to know little to have confidence in the legal system of hong Kong that ever to the best of Asia belonged.

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