Hong Kong pro-democracy activist released from prison
Published: 01:07 PM, 12 June 2021 Updated: 01:30 PM, 12 June 2021
Agnes Chow has been released from prison after serving nearly seven months of her 10-months prison; Photo: Collected
Agnes Chow, a prominent pro-democracy activist of Hong Kong, has been released from prison after serving nearly seven months of her 10-months prison.
Agnes Chow left the prison gates at 8:00 am Bd time, 2:00 GMT, on Saturday.
After her release, Agnes Chow was greeted by the media and her supporters. She did not speak to the media as she was picked in a car by her friends.
The authorities did not make any immediate comments on her early release.
Agnes Chow and fellow activists Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam were jailed last year for their role in protests in 2019. China later imposed a “national security law” to stifle dissent in Hong Kong, reports BBC.
Agnes Chow, Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam became the face of Hong Kong due to their role in the 2019 protest. Although Chow was released, the other two remain in prison.
Another prominent young activist, Nathan Law, has been given asylum in the UK after fleeing Hong Kong.