World Prison for Democracy Activist Wong extends

23:40  13 april  2021
23:40  13 april  2021 Source:   dw.com

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a more than 13-month prison sentence is already serving Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong. Now he was once again convicted on the basis of the new "National Security Act".

Joshua Wong (r.) und der Aktivist Ivan Lam auf dem Weg ins Gefängnis © Kin Cheung / AP / Picture Alliance Joshua Wong (r.) And the activist Ivan Lam on the way to jail

Joshua Wong confessed in front of a court in the Chinese special administrative zone, participating in an unauthorized demonstration in October 2019 and He may have hidden his face obscured. Maximum punishment for this would have been three years imprisonment. The court sentenced him to four months. You will be added to the 13.5 months that the 24-year-old has already suffered from organizing an unauthorized assembly in June 2019.

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Further punishment threatens

At the end of April, Wong, which is considered "face" of the Protordocratic Movement in Hong Kong, also answer for 46 other activists because of the allegation of conspiracy to overdo. They are accused, among other things, to have organized an unofficial area code to give candidates for a parliamentary election.

Basis Also for this indictment is the new "National Security Act", which was adopted China regardless of sharp international protests. According to the government in Beijing, cleavage, subversion, terrorism and interference from abroad are to be combated. As a maximum penalty, lifetime is threatened.

China in Criticism

The law is considered the most massive incision into the autonomy of the former British Crown colony, which had been promised to transfer to China in 1997 following the principle of "a country - two systems" for at least 50 years. Many western states threaten China to hollow citizens' rights in Hong Kong and want to make the democracy movement of mouth.

Wong has also advertised in Western countries around support for the democracy movement and the containment of Chinese influence . in the fall of 2019 he was in Berlin.


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