Wednesday's jailings are seen as part of a broad crackdown on protesters who joined the Umbrella Movement, and scores more could go to jail in coming weeks in what activists reckon is an attempt to smother the democracy movement.
High Court Judge Andrew Chan said in Wednesday's ruling that Joshua Wong's "involvement in obstructing the clearance operation was deep and extensive", adding that he played a leading role.
Wong Ching-tak, the current union president, said the union's role in social movements and the threat of arrest had put off many applicants, stating that "not everyone is willing to stand at the front".
After the sentence, both activists had sought a suspension of the sentence, hoping to file an appeal against it.
This is the second prison sentence related to the 2014 that Wong is serving and he had been on bail pending an appeal against another six-month term in a separate case linked to the protests. Umbrellas became a symbol of defiance after protesters used them as shields against police pepper spray and batons. "The only appropriate punishment for Mr Wong is immediate imprisonment".
"A few months' jail term has a limited impact on these secessionists, and the judge also can't prevent more youths from following these activists", he said.
While a spirited young generation has given Hong Kong's flagging push for democracy fresh impetus, some 100 key activists have, or could be, jailed in upcoming trials, in what critics say is an attempt to counter the movement's momentum.
According to Chan, Raphael Wong also said he fully supported the pro-democracy candidates and urged everyone to set up street stations.
"They can lock up our bodies, but they cannot lock up our minds", Wong, a leader of the political party Demosisto, told reporters outside the High Court in Hong Kong before his sentencing.
Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 with guarantees of a high degree of autonomy under the "one country, two systems" rule which guarantees press freedom and an independent judiciary.
The by-elections will be held on March 11 to fill four seats vacated by lawmakers disqualified over their oaths of office.
The Indian team's demeanour towards media personnel on this South African tour has been a departure from set protocol. If South Africa complete a 3-0 whitewash, they will go level on points with India at the top of the rankings .
Perez surfaced online again early Monday in videos - blood dripping across his face - and holed up in a mountainside house. The Venezuelan Program of Education and Action on Human Rights has called for the government to provide a full report.
Emirates now relies exclusively on the Airbus 380 and the Boeing 777 for its flights, making it the largest operator of both. Airbus sees "great potential" for the Middle East aviation market in 2018, Mr Leahy told reporters.
Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in the gunfight and one of them is in serious condition, according to the report. The Tamimi family of Nabi Saleh is well known internationally for their activism against the Israeli occupation.
Though Myanmar says it would provide citizenship to some Rohingya, they have no reason to trust Myanmar, said Asif Munier. However, the Rohingya people did not find relief in Cox's Bazar, one of the largest refugee camps in the world, either.
The Titans fired Mularkey two days after losing to the Patriots in the divisional round after failing to agree on a new contract. The Colts went 4-12 this season and missed the playoffs for the third straight year, prompting the team to fire Chuck Pagano .
The Giants have already traded for veteran Evan Longoria to take over at third base, so they are stacking up with veterans. This deal also comes on the heels of Pittsburgh sending ace starter Gerrit Cole to Houston over the weekend.
Get to the doctor within 48 hours of the onset of flu as they may prescribe antivirals which can effectively reduce the symptoms. The number of flu-related deaths this season in San Diego County has reached a record high of 142, county health officials said.
Now, Apple won't secretly throttle the performance of the older iPhones given the reason it might bring bad days for them. It is what they offer to the user and the kind of experience that everyone gets every time they purchase a new iPhone.
Ms Nielsen says what Mr Trump is looking at is the same as the merit-based system used in Australia and Canada. Public service is honorable, but not when you are enabling elected officials to lie and to pursue racist ends.
Neymar hits four, Cavani matches record as PSG crush Dijon
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India successfully test-fires Agni-5 ballistic missile
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