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