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Hong Kong's Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow face possible years in jail

Pro-democracy activists plead guilty to unauthorized assembly charges

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong arrives at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre by prison van on Nov. 23 after pleading guilty to charges of organizing and inciting an unauthorized assembly near the police headquarters during last year's anti-government protests.

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were placed in custody on Monday and face imprisonment after they pleaded guilty to charges related to an unauthorized protest near police headquarters last year, as local authorities step up prosecutions of political dissidents.

The former student leaders, along with fellow activist Ivan Lam, could be imprisoned for up to five years for charges related to the June 21, 2019 protest, including organizing, taking part in and inciting others to participate in an unauthorized assembly.

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