On Monday, December 13, 2021, the Hong Kong District Court sentenced eight prominent pro-democracy advocates to jail for unauthorized assembly on June 4, 2020 for the annual commemoration of the Tiananmen massacre.
Among them are Jimmy Lai, founder of the Apple Daily, Lee Cheuk Yan, chairperson of the Hong Kong Alliance, and Chow Hang Tung the association’s vice-chair. They face a jail term of 13, 14 and 12 months respectively for “incitement.”
Since 1989, Hong Kong has held the world’s largest annual candlelight vigil at Victoria Park. The event has served as a testimony of the courage of Hong Kong people and their desire for democratic reform.