Convicted democracy activist Nathan Law arrives at Tong Fuk prison

Nathan Law, former legislator and one of three high-profile democracy activists jailed last week, will serve his sentence at the Tong Fuk Correctional Institution.

Law was transferred to the medium-security male prison this morning from Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre at 9:30am, HK01 reported. He appeared calm and nodded to reporters as he boarded the prison van, the paper said.

Law, 24, last year became the youngest person to be elected to Legco, but was one of four legislators expelled in July under retrospectively-revised rules over oath-taking.

He is to serve eight months in jail for his role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement. He and fellow activist Joshua Wong were originally sentenced to community service for unlawful assembly, but prosecutors appealed and prison sentences were imposed.

Wong, the high-profile leader of the young pro-democracy campaigners, will serve his six-month sentence at Pik Uk Correctional Institution at Clearwater Bay until his 21st birthday in October, when he will be transferred to an adult prison.

The third activist, 26-year-old Alex Chow, former general secretary of Hong Kong Federation of Students, will serve seven months at Pik Uk Prison, a maximum security prison next to the juvenile facility housing Wong.

Since 2014, the government has brought 39 court cases against 26 democracy activists.

Photo (top): Nathan Law boarding prison van (Source: HK01 video)

 

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