Anthony Blinken called on China for the “immediate” release of Joshua Wong and the activists who participated in the Tiananmen massacre vigil.

Anthony Blinken called on China for the “immediate” release of Joshua Wong and the activists who participated in the Tiananmen massacre vigil.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Photo by Ben Stansall / Paul via Reuters

United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blink, This Friday’s request to China What or what The release of the four Hong Kong activists imprisoned for taking a vigil for the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre.Which occurred in 1989.

“The United States is defending the Hong Kong people and rejecting the verdict against activists to attend a ceremony,” he addedBlinken said on his Twitter account.

He added that all those imprisoned “peacefully exercise their freedoms.” He must be released immediatelyThe activists concerned are Joshua Wong, Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen, and Janelle Leung, Who was imprisoned after pleading guilty to the unauthorized gathering on June 4, 2020.

File photo: Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong walks into a prison van to speak in court with other activists on charges of national security law in Hong Kong, China, on March 4, 2021. Reuters / Tyrone Yes
File photo: Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong walks into a prison van to speak in court with other activists on charges of national security law in Hong Kong, China, on March 4, 2021. Reuters / Tyrone Yes

The four sentenced had been sentenced in the past April 30No, but the announcement of his sentence was released on Thursday.

Over the past three decades, Hong Kong has commemorated the Tiananmen Massacre Every year a series of mass vigils. However, In 2020 the event was banned due to the Coronavirus pandemicAccording to the authorities, he argued.

however, Thousands of people defied restrictions and gathered in Victoria Park like every year to commemorate the tragedy. Joshua Wong, one of the region’s most influential activists, was already sentenced to 17 and a half months in prison over the 2019 protests.

Demonstrators take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 31st anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, after police rejected a massive annual public health vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong.  China, June 4, 2020. (Reuters) / Tyrone Seo / File Photo
Demonstrators take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 31st anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, after police rejected a massive annual public health vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. China, June 4, 2020. (Reuters) / Tyrone Seo / File Photo

After the vigil, his grief was extended by others Ten months, Which you’ll have to do as soon as your first sentence ends. Wong, Chum and Yuen were also sentenced under the penal code National Security ActWhich, according to the opponents, seeks to silence dissenting voices.

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(With information from Europa Press)

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