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Joshua Wong Imprisoned Again for 2014 Protests

19 January 2018, 01:55 | Cedric Leonard

Lester Shum Raphael Wong and Joshua Wong

Lester Shum Raphael Wong and Joshua Wong

He and other leaders of the protests are appealing their sentences in a separate case. Joshua Wong shouted at fellow activist Agnes Chow Ting as he was taken away, reported South China Morning Post.

"We are very disappointed with the ruling", Law said after the court denied bail to the Wongs.

"A few months' jail term has a limited impact on these secessionists, and the judge also can't prevent more youths from following these activists", he said.

Fourteen other defendants including activist Lester Shum were given suspended sentences on contempt charges.

Raphael Wong deserved heavier sentence because he had incited people to disobey the injunction, and because he chose not to plead guilty, Chan said.

"It is a colossal mistake to use court orders and trials in court to try to resolve an issue that comes from a political source; namely, the failure to implement universal suffrage", Law said.

Ahead of the hearing, Joshua Wong - who became the teenage face of the Umbrella Movement - said he had "no regrets" about his involvement.

Andrew Chan Hing-wai, the High Court judge presiding over the case, told the court Wong had played a "leading role" in the demonstrations and added "the only appropriate punishment ... is immediate imprisonment", the report said.

Hong Kong has been granted a high degree of autonomy under the "one country, two systems" principle.

Wong was jailed for six months in August on unlawful assembly charges for involvement in the storming of a fenced-off government forecourt known as Civic Square in September 2014, which sparked the wider Umbrella Movement rallies.

Wednesday's jailings are seen as part of a broad crackdown on protesters who joined the Umbrella Movement, and scores more could go to jail in coming weeks in what activists reckon is an attempt to smother the democracy movement.

Wednesday's sentencing came after the High Court heard earlier that the activists remained in an "occupied" zone in Mong Kok on November 26, 2014 even after bailiffs announced the court injunction to the protesters and tried to clear the street with police assistance.

The court also jailed Raphael Wong, vice-chairman of the League of Social Democrats, for four and a half months for his "active" role in obstructing court bailiffs.

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