Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, Edward Leung, has been released from jail. “Leung, who was jailed in 2018, first used a slogan that was popular during the 2019 pro-democracy protests and has since been declared illegal”. This article is published by NBC News. Here is an excerpt:
Leung first used “Liberate Hong Kong! Revolution of our times” as a campaign slogan for a 2016 legislative election he was later banned from running in, due to his past advocacy for independence from China.
The slogan has since been declared illegal under the controversial national security law imposed by Beijing in 2020, which carries a sentence of up to life in prison. The first person arrested under the law drove a motorcycle carrying a black flag with the slogan into several police officers.
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