HK court blocks activist Joshua Wong's travel
Pro-democracy group Demosisto says a Hong Kong court has rejected activist Joshua Wong’s appeal to change his bail conditions and travel abroad.
Demosisto said Tuesday on its Facebook page that Hong Kong's High Court denied Wong's application to leave the territory, citing the risk that he won't return.
Wong, who heads Demosisto, was an outspoken leader of the 2014 Umbrella Revolution protests.
Wong and Agnes Chow, another prominent Demosisto member, were arrested in August for allegedly participating in and inciting others to join an unauthorized protest. Wong had just completed a 2-month prison sentence in June.
Demosisto said Wong was invited to speak in several European countries including France, Italy and Germany. The court said Wong can give his talks through video recordings.