Hong Kong: Activist gets 15-month jail term for Tiananmen vigil

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HONG KONG: JAN. 4 – Pro-democracy Hong Kong activist Chow Hang Tung has been jailed for 15 months for organizing a vigil to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

It is her second conviction over the banned vigils, which Chow tried to organize in 2020 and 2021. The latest case saw her urge people to light candles to mark the event, which is a highly sensitive topic in China.

Hong Kong authorities have banned the vigil for the past two years, citing Covid restrictions. Chow had already been sentenced to 12 months in prison for inciting and taking part in


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