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Occupy Central leaders nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
They are Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow. They are the first Hong Kong personalities to be nominated for the prize and among the youngest. Praised for their nonviolent and peaceful commitment to human rights in the territory. The power of Beijing against the prize.
17/01/2018 11:01:00 HONG KONG-CHINA
Joshua Wong sentenced to three months in prison
The Occupy Central activist guilty, along with 14 others, of contempt of court for blocking clearance of a protest site. Wong may present himself in the parliamentary elections. Beijing pushes for maximum sentence. " They can lock up our bodies but they can't lock up our minds".
06/02/2018 14:37:00 HONG KONG – CHINA
Occupy Central leaders released with a 'warning'
Today's ruling overturns that of August, but promises harsher penalties for "future offenders". For Wong, there's nothing to celebrate. The court’s decision is a "a sugar-coated severe case".
21/08/2017 14:30:00 HONG KONG
Tens of thousands protest conviction of student activists
The protest rally was the biggest since 2014. Foreign pro-democracy activists and politicians criticise the court's decision, following the government’s appeal. Hong Kong’s chief secretary rejects the accusations, claiming that judicial independence is the foundation of the city's success.
18/08/2017 14:57:00 HONG KONG
Stiffer sentences for Joshua Wong and two other pro-democracy activists
Last year the court sentenced Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow to community service, but the decision was deemed too lenient for the Hong Kong government. A prison sentence of more than three months bars people from taking part in elections for five years. For human rights activists, the court decision was politically motivated in order to silence the three and deter further protests.
02/10/2017 11:49:00 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, thousands march for democracy on Chinese national holiday
A day not for celebration, but for "national sadness" for the "status of the rule of law in Hong Kong." The memory of the three young Occupy Central activists sentenced to months in jail by will of the city government. "Political persecution" also for co-founders of umbrella movement. Demonstrators call for the resignation of justice secretary Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, branded Beijing’s "puppet".
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