Hong Kong student leaders convicted of illegal assembly

Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in 2014 were found guilty of illegal assembly by a Hong Kong court, local media reported Thursday.

Joshua Wong and Alex Chow were convicted for climbing into a fenced-off area in front of the government headquarters in September 2014, Radio Television Hong Kong said.

Student Nathan Law was found guilty of inciting people to join the protest.

The students could face up to five years imprisonment.

"I don't regret my committment to the Umbrella Movement," Wong told dpa.

"This conviction will be more pressure, but it doesn't mean I'll step [back] from my responsibility [of fighting for democracy]"

Wong and Law are now part of a newly formed political party, Demosisto, which is planning to field candidates in September's legislative council elections.

Last update: Thu, 21/07/2016 - 11:25

More from World

Houthi leader: Rebels did not launch missile targeting Mecca

A Houthi leader on Friday denied Saudi allegations that Shiite Houthi rebels launched a ballistic missile from a...

Syria vows to take control of Aleppo at Moscow talks with allies

The Syrian military will take full control of the war-torn city of Aleppo, Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said...

India says three dead after Pakistani forces open fire in Kashmir

An Indian soldier and two civilians were killed when Pakistani border forces opened fire in Kashmir, Indian...

UN: Islamic State uses tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul

Islamic State militants are using tens of thousands of people as human shields in the extremist group's stronghold...

Report: Houthi rebels in Yemen say missile hit key Saudi airport

Houthi rebels in Yemen and forces loyal to the country's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh claimed to have struck...