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Hong Kong activist given early release: What you need to know

Picture Courtesy: South China Morning Post
  • Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, Agnes Chow, was released early from jail this Saturday.

  • The 24-year-old had served seven months in prison for her role in an unauthorized assembly during an anti-government protest in 2019.

  • She was arrested by the police with her colleague, Joshua Wong, who remains in prison.

  • Agnes Chow was initially sentenced to 10 months in prison but the reason for this early release has not been given out by The Correctional Services Department.

  • She did not speak to the media when she was released. There were a lot of supports as she came out of the prison and was rushed into a car.

  • Chow has a huge following, especially in Japan, where she is called the “goddess of democracy”.

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