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Hong Kong jails its first prisoners of conscience

Wong helped kick-start the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014, when he was 17 years old

THREE OF HONG KONG’S MOST INFLUENTIAL activists, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24, and Alex Chow, 27, were sentenced on Aug. 17 to six- to

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