Agnes Chow, former member of Demosistō to be released from prison tomorrow


11th June 2021 – (Hong Kong) Agnes Chow, former member of the Standing Committee of Demosistō was sentenced to 10 months in jail on 2nd December 2020. (Joshua Wong — 13.5 months, Ivan Lam — 7 months). A judge in the trial, West Kowloon Magistrate Wong Sze-lai, pronounced accusation: “The defendants called on protesters to besiege the headquarters and chanted slogans that undermine the police force”. 

She was initially imprisoned at the medium-security Lo Wu Correctional Institution. On 31st December 2020, local media reported that Chow had been transferred to the maximum-security Tai Lam Centre for Women (where she was previously remanded), after she was classified as a Category A prisoner.

She will be released from prison tomorrow. According to sources, the Correctional Services Department will follow the general procedures when Agnes Chow is released from prison. The Correctional Services Department responded that it would not comment on individual cases. The police replied that the police will make appropriate arrangements based on risk assessment and operational needs, and the police will not disclose the details of the specific deployment.

In February this year, a Facebook page revealed that she was mainly reading books, listening to the radio and reading letters. She also said that her mental and physical conditions in prison were overwhelming, and she was looking forward to be released in June.