Agnes Chow: Hong Kong democracy activist denied bail

The young democracy activist Agnes Chow has been denied bail by a Hong Kong court during an appeal against her ten-month jail sentence for her role in a protest outside the city’s police headquarters last year.

Her hearing came amid a deepening crackdown on opposition and dissent in the Chinese territory, with the arrests of more than a dozen activists and a raid on a church whose volunteers have helped protesters.

In what was the toughest and highest-profile sentencing of opposition figures this year, a court handed Ms Chow and her fellow activists Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam prison sentences of up to 13 and a half months last Wednesday.

Their convictions were in relation to a 15-hour protest on June 21 last year, in

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