Prison sentences handed down for three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists
A Hong Kong court has handed down four-and-a-half-month prison terms against three members of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of China's Patriotic Democratic Movements, a non-profit organization. A now illegal n that claimed the memory of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square riot in Beijing.
The three defendants are Chow Hang -Tung -vice-president of the group-, Tang Ngok-Kwan and Tsui Hon-Kwong -members of its board of directors-, who did not appear to give information to the Police about an investigation opened in 2021, the television reports. Hong Kong public company RTHK.
The organization was classified as a foreign agent and was required to file a report. information about members, assets and sources of income,but they did not respond to this request, according to the court's opinion.
The penalty includes release on bail pending a possible appeal by the They will be charged, provided they agree to “restrict their speech.”
Two other members of the organization had previously been sentenced to three months in jail after pleading They were guilty of the same crimes established in the controversial National Security Law of incitement to subversion of State power. The group was outlawed in 2021.
Shortly before the verdict was announced, Chow stressed that they will continue to fight injustice “whether on the street, in court or in court.” a calda,” he said.
The organization prepared events in memory of the victims of the Tiananmen repression and had a museum with material from the happened. These acts are now prohibited.