Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Detained After Guilty Plea on Illegal Assembly Charges

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has now been detained after pleading guilty to charges of incitement to knowingly take part and organizing an unauthorized assembly near a police station last year.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has now been detained after pleading guilty to charges of incitement to knowingly take part and organizing an unauthorized assembly near a police station last year. 

This means that Wong will skip trial and await sentencing. The sentencing will be carried out on December 2. 

Activists Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow also face similar charges. If convicted, they could face a five-year maximum jail sentence. 

In a tweet, Wong said that more attention should instead be given to the 12 Hong Kong activists in China, who are now being detained for 93 days. 

“I wish to pay tributes to our fellow activists who are about to face trials and prison, or to whom in distress for not being able to return home: We’re not fearless, but you are the braver ones,” Wong said. 

Wong ended his tweet saying, “What we are doing now is to explain the value of freedom to the world, through our compassion to whom we love, so much that we are willing to sacrifice the freedom of our own. I’m still learning to conquer the fear and I believe you are with me along this journey.”


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