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Hong Kong's Joshua Wong gets 10-month sentence for Tiananmen event

Authorities decline to process application for this year's June 4 commemoration

Chow Hang-tung, vice chair of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, said after Joshua Wong’s sentencing that group members will again light candles to mark the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for joining an unauthorized observance last June of Beijing's crackdown on Tiananmen protesters in 1989.

Wong, who pled guilty, was sentenced on Thursday along with three opposition politicians who received sentences of four to six months. Wong is already serving a 13.5-month prison term over his role in street protests in 2019.

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