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Joshua Wong to Plead Guilty in Hong Kong’s Biggest Security Case

  • News comes day after media said case was denied jury trial
  • Two who took security cases to trial handed heavy sentences
Joshua Wong at the Lai Chi Kok Reception Center in Hong Kong, on Dec. 18, 2020.

Joshua Wong at the Lai Chi Kok Reception Center in Hong Kong, on Dec. 18, 2020.

Photographer: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will plead guilty in the city’s largest national security case, local media reported, after being detained for more than a year without a trial date under the China-drafted law.

The already jailed former student leader is among 29 democracy advocates expected to enter guilty verdicts over subversion charges linked to a primary held in July 2020, according to local media outlets including HK01. Former law professor Benny Tai, protest organizer Jimmy Sham, and ex-lawmaker Claudia Mo were among those expected to accept the charge.