Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has reportedly been placed in solitary confinement after being remanded in custody on Monday.

According to Wong’s Facebook page administrator, Correctional Services said X-Ray scans showed that there were foreign objects in Wong’s stomach, and thus he is being held in a single cell at the prison’s hospital while checks take place.

Joshua Wong
Joshua Wong. File photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.

During solitary confinement, Wong said he was not allowed time to exercise outside, and had to stay in his room at all times, apart from during visiting hours. He added that the lights in his room were kept on at all times, making it difficult to sleep.

According to the Facebook post, Correctional Services said the check is expected to take three to five days, and Wong will be kept in solitary confinement until the process is completed.

Wong was remanded in custody after admitting to inciting and organising an unauthorised assembly outside the police base on Arsenal Street on June 21, 2019. He faced another charge of knowingly taking part in an unauthorised assembly.

Activists Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow were also facing unauthorised assembly charges linked to the siege of the police headquarters in Wan Chai last June.

The three former leading members of the now disbanded political group Demosisto will face sentencing on December 2.

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Candice is a reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. She previously worked as a researcher at a local think tank. She has a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester and a MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics.