by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/17/17, 08:42 am
A Hong Kong court on Thursday overturned an earlier sentence it deemed too lenient and sentenced Joshua Wong and two other pro-democracy activists to prison. A lower court sentenced Wong and Nathan Law last year to community service and gave the third activist, Alex Chow, a suspended, three-week prison sentence. The three students were found guilty of leading the 2014 rally that launched the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. But a three-judge panel today decided to stiffen the sentence after the Hong Kong government appealed it as too light.