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Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong sent back to jail

May 17, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Wong, who was 17 when the Umbrella Movement protests began, is ordered to return to jail to serve a reduced sentence of two months

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to the media in front of the high court in Hong Kong on May 16, 2019, before judgement is handed down on his appeal of a three-month jail term received for contempt of court during the clearance of Mong Kok at the 2014 occupy protests. Prominent Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was sent back to prison on May 16 after he lost an attempt to appeal a jail sentence over his leadership of huge democracy protests five years ago. Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The prison terms are the latest hammer blow to Hong Kong's beleaguered democracy movement

L-R) Baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming, sociology professor Chan Kin-man, law professor Benny Tai, Raphael Wong, Lee Wing Tat, Shiu Ka Chuen and other pro-democracy campaigners enter the West Kowloon Magistrates Court in Hong Kong on April 9, 2019, to find out if they face jail for their involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests. They are among nine activists facing rarely used colonial-era public nuisance charges for their participation in the 2014 protests calling for free elections for the city's leader. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted in Umbrella Movement trial

Apr 09, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Nine activists are all convicted of at least one charge in a prosecution that deployed rarely-used colonial-era public nuisance laws over their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests

THE UMBRELLA MOVEMENT. Baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming (R), law professor Benny Tai (L) and sociology professor Chan Kin-man (C) react as they enter the West Kowloon Magistrates Court in Hong Kong on April 9, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong democracy leaders plead not guilty in Umbrella Movement trial

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai, and Chu Yiu-ming are among 9 activists all facing 'public nuisance' charges for their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests

FOR DEMOCRACY. Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners face trial Monday over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:41 PM

UPDATED The Hong Kong government says the previous custodial terms given to the 3 young activists were too light and did not serve as a deterrent

Hong Kong student leader Wong convicted for protests

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Joshua Wong is convicted for taking part in an unlawful assembly after he and other students climbed into Hong Kong s Civic Square on September 26 2014

In this file photo, student activist Joshua Wong of the group Scholarism, talks to members of the media before reporting to the Wanchai Police Station in Hong Kong, China, January 16, 2015. File photo by Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester tells court of police 'assault'

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Ken Tsang testifies for the first time against 7 cops who allegedly assaulted him during the height of pro democracy rallies in 2014

epa05339418 Hong Kong Police officers on trial arrive the Wanchai District Court on the first day of the trial in Hong Kong, China, 01 June 2016. The policemen were arrested after television footage showed several plainclothes officers kicking and punching the handcuffed Civic Party member Ken Tsang, after he was arrested following clashes between the police and pro-democracy protesters during the Umbrella Revolution protests in 2014. The officers are on trial for 'causing grievous bodily harm with intent'. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

Hong Kong student leader Wong acquitted over anti-China protest

Jun 07, 2016 - 12:56 PM

UPDATED His acquittal comes as tensions remain high in the semi autonomous city with fears growing that Beijing is tightening its grip

Student activist Joshua Wong of the group Scholarism, talks to members of the media before reporting to the Wanchai Police Station in Hong Kong, China, January 16, 2015. File photo by Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong democracy protester given 5 weeks for police assault

May 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Ken Tsang vows to appeal the sentence saying he will never give up

epa05337101 Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang (C) speaks to members of the media after his trial at the Kowloon City Magistrates Court in Hong Kong, China, 30 May 2016. Tsang was found guilty for resisting arrest and assaulting police officers during the Occupy Central Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong in 2014. Tsang was sentenced to five weeks in prison but he was released on bail after he said he wanted to appeal against his conviction. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester guilty of assaulting police

May 26, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Supporters of activist Ken Tsang denounce the verdict as political persecution

epa05329744 Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang arrives at Kowloon City Magistrates Court for his trial over charges of assaulting police officers, Hong Kong, China, 26 May 2016. Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang was found guilty for resisting arrest during the Occupy Central / Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong in 2014. He will be sentenced on 30 May. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester stands trial

Apr 11, 2016 - 4:23 PM

UPDATED Political activist Ken Tsang is accused of splashing liquid on cops during the 2014 protests – the same night as he was beaten in an attack

In this file photo, pro-democracy protesters gather outside the Hong Kong government headquarters, on the second day of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Central, Central District, Hong Kong, China, September 29, 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Hong Kong student leader Wong barred from Malaysia

May 26, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The official declines to say why Wong was denied entry into Malaysia

TURNED AWAY. Student activist Joshua Wong of the group Scholarism, talks to members of the media before reporting to the Wanchai Police Station in Hong Kong, China, 16 January 2015. File photo by Jerome Favre/EPA