Surprise decision gives Wong and fellow activist Nathan Law a final chance to fight their prison terms for involvement in the umbrella protests

Hong Kong’s top court has granted a bid by democracy activist Joshua Wong to appeal his prison sentence.

The surprise decision gives Wong and fellow activist Nathan Law one last chance to fight their prison terms for involvement in an unlawful assembly that sparked huge 2014 pro-democracy protests in the Chinese territory city. Wong is facing six months in prison and Law eight months if their appeals fail.

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