China Top Court Freed The Heads Of Umbrella Student Protest

By : Gokul Saravanan       Published On : Feb 07, 2018 13:16 IST    
 China Top Court Freed The Heads Of Umbrella Student Protest China Top Court Freed The Heads Of Umbrella Student Protest

Top court of China freed the three pro-democracy leaders of China.



Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow have been released from the jail sentence by the China's High Court. These three were known for their head lead of the 2014 Umbrella Movement of China.



These three were stepped into the Honk Kong assembly in 2016 but they were sentenced to jail for three years when the Chinese government made a petition as they disobeyed the assembly law. 



In 2014, students of Hong Kong exploded in with a protest against the Chinese government. The students demanded the government to arrange a public polling opportunity to decide the political freedom of Hong Kong. Their main demand is to have their Democratic right to elect their own head of Hong Kong government. But the government of China refused to do those demands in the fear about the possibility of change in democracy if any non-communist candidates have been elected. The students named their protest as umbrella protest as they used umbrella to protect themselves from the stones and pepper spray of police.



Due to several oppositions from the older generation of China, the movement leaders of the protestors have been arrested by the police. They are Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow. Joshua Wong was just 17 at the time of arrest who shouldered the protest forward. After the protest won, the three were participated in the election and selected as Hong Kong assembly candidates in 2016 general election. 



Though their success induced hope in the people heart on other hand it induced the fear in the hearts of the Chinese rulers. Chinese government had imposed the fake petitions over the three with the help of Hong Kong Government. Later, they were sentenced to jail for three years. But now the Top court of China released them from the jail as it found the evidence produced in the junior court for their arrest is inappropriate. The court had released them with a strict warning on Tuesday (February 6, 2018).