A child looks at messages in support of jailed pro-democracy leaders Joshua Wong Chi-fung, Nathan Law Kwun-chung and Alex Chow Yong-kang, posted on a wall during a protest rally in Hong Kong on August 20. Photo: Reuters

With Hong Kong’s young faces of democracy in jail, is civil society being put in chains?

Michael Davis says the political symbolism of locking up young activists over excessive zeal is telling, and the lack of prosecutorial restraint may put at risk the reputation of Hong Kong’s independent judiciary

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A child looks at messages in support of jailed pro-democracy leaders Joshua Wong Chi-fung, Nathan Law Kwun-chung and Alex Chow Yong-kang, posted on a wall during a protest rally in Hong Kong on August 20. Photo: Reuters
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