HONG KONG - Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. His long-time colleagues Agnes Chow, 23, and Ivan Lam, 26, were jailed for a total of 10 and seven months, respectively, on charges linked to the same siege when thousands of protesters surrounded the police headquarters on June 21 to demand the government withdraw a now-shelved extradition bill. Here is what people are saying about the sentences: Dominic Raab, Britain's foreign minister: "Prosecution decisions must be fair and impartial, and the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong must be upheld." Lord (David) Alton, UK member of House of Lords: "Jailing a young woman like Agnes Chow and young men like Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong - simply because they love Hong Kong - is a travesty of justice. You cannot fight the future, time is on their side." Nathan Law, pro-democracy activist-in-exile, former chairman of Demosisto: "It's devastating to see the sentencing. It's an absurdly heavy sentencing and the independence of the judiciary system is in doubt. "It shows that the court once again become the suppression tool in favor to the authorities and the authority is determined to imprison prominent activists to set an example. "I hope the international community could voice against this unjust sentencing and demand immediate release of the trio. "As Joshua said before he left the courtroom,
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