Anti-Hong Kong government activist Joshua Wong is due to appear in court this Wednesday to face various charges, including organizing an “unauthorized gathering” resulting in imprisonment during the October 2019 demonstrations of six years.
The authorities also accuse him of violating the law preventing demonstrators from covering their faces, a “draconian” measure according to the Hong Kong democracy movement, which in 2019 saw the largest mobilization since the relinquishment of sovereignty over the territory organized by the UK. to China in 1997.
Wong, who can be sentenced to up to six years’ imprisonment if found guilty, was jailed for a few hours last week along with 74-year-old veteran activist Koo Sze Yi, according to the leader of the League of Social Democrats. , Avery Ng.
For his part, 23-year-old Wong has assured that he is not concerned about the situation, as it is only “part of the struggle that everyone detained in Hong Kong and China is facing,” the DPA reported.