Sunday, January 10, 2021

#HONGKONG: Leading Democracy Advocate Joshua Wong Arrested In Crackdown On Dissenters

[world politics news] 

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested in jail on a new charge, 1 of more than 50 pro-democracy political figures in Hong Kong who have been arrested in a recent crackdown on political dissent in the city-State.

Wong, 24, was arrested on suspicion of violating the controversial national security law imposed on Hong Kong last June, his friends and family said.

The leading activist, who is already serving a 13-month prison sentence for organising and participating in an unauthorised protest in 2019, was taken away to give a statement on the new charge, a post on his Facebook page said.

On Wednesday, 53 activists and Democrat Party members were arrested over their organisation and participation in last July's unofficial primary election for the since-postponed 2020 Legislative Council election.


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