Jailed activist Joshua Wong facing new national security charges

High-profile Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, who is already in jail for involvement in an unauthorized protest, is facing new charges of violating Hong Kong’s controversial national security law, according to local media. Wong’s fresh arrest for alleged subversion, according to Chinese government mouthpiece the Global Times, is linked to his participation in an unofficial primary election back in July. The unofficial poll, dubbed “Democrat Camp 35+ Primary Election,” which aimed to hand democrats a majority in the Legislative Council (LegCo), giving the pro-democracy camp the power to veto leg…

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