Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to further 10 months in prison May 07, 2021 0 411 12345 dpa Hong KongJailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to another ten months in prison.The 24-year-old received the new sentence on Thursday for taking part in an unsanctioned protest last year to mark the anniversary of China’s bloody crackdown on the democracy movement on June 4, 1989, Hong Kong media reported.Three district councillors sentenced alongside him received between four and six months of jail time.The annual candlelight vigil was banned last year for the first time due to pandemic-related restrictions, but some 20,000 people gathered anyway. The judge argued there was a potential risk of violence because of the crowd and that it was therefore necessary to use this punishment to deter others from committing similar offences, broadcaster RTHK reported.Wong, who is seen as the face of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, is already jailed over his role in other 2019 protests.He was supposed to be released in November.The councillors Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen Ka-wai and Jannelle Rosalynne Leung are also in custody on charges of violating Hong Kong’s security law. They were denied release on bail.Beijing enacted a sweeping new national security law in Hong Kong on June 30 last year.The law targets subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, but is widely seen as a bid to crack down on dissent.Hong Kong was handed from British to Chinese control in 1997 and it was agreed the territory would retain a level of autonomy and be governed independently under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Record COVID cases in India could be linked to ‘double mutant’ virus strain May 07, 2021 0 2218 Chinese media downplays danger from falling rocket debris May 07, 2021 0 335 Indonesian police arrest five for reusing Covid-19 nasal swabs May 07, 2021 0 159 Iranian police probe death of Swiss diplomat in Tehran Tehran: Police are investigating the death of a Swiss diplomat in Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “Police are currently intensively investigating the circumstances that led to the diplomat’s .. Palestinian arrested after attack on Israeli students dpa Tel Aviv Israel has arrested a Palestinian suspect three days after an attack that wounded three Israelis in the West Bank. One of the three religious students has since died in hospital. The Israeli domestic .. Danish court upholds seven-year prison sentence in Iran spy case Copenhagen: A Danish appeals court on Thursday upheld a seven-year prison sentence for an Iranian-born Norwegian for espionage and assisting in assassination plots, the Ritzau news agency reported. The man has been in .. South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind park dpa Seoul South Korea is planning to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm running on floating turbines by 2030, as President Moon Jae In pledged the government’s full support for the project during its ..