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Hong Kong activist sentenced to 15 months in prison over Tiananmen Square vigil

Hong Kong Activist
  • Chow Hang-tung, a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, was arrested on June 4 last year and charged with “incitement to knowingly take part in an unauthorized assembly” in remembrance of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
  • On Tuesday, she was sentenced to 15 months in prison for her part in organizing the vigil.
  • Her arrest is a part of a series of crackdowns on pro-democracy activists by the Hong Kong government.

Chow Hang-tung, a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday for her part in organizing an unauthorized vigil to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

Lengthened time in prison

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai convicted over June Tiananmen Square vigil

Hong Kong Activist Jimmy Lai Convicted

Jimmy Lai and two other pro-democracy activists were convicted Thursday for their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen candlelight vigil under the new law that criminalizes unauthorized assembly.

Convicted activists: Lai, along with vice chairperson of the disbanded Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China Chow Hang-tung and activist and former reporter Gwyneth Ho, were convicted for taking part in or inciting others to join the candlelight vigil in 2020, according to CBS News.

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