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Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow freed from jail

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow walked free on Saturday, after serving nearly seven months in prison.

The 24-year-old was convicted with her long-time activist colleague, Joshua Wong, for their involvement in an unauthorized rally during the city's 2019 anti-government protests.

It's not clear the reason for Chow's early release after being sentenced to 10 months in jail.

Meanwhile, Wong remains behind bars.

Chow alongside Wong and Nathan Law, who is currently in Britain where he has been given asylum, rose to prominence as teenage activists during the 2014 Umbrella protests, which demanded universal suffrage.

The three founded the democracy group Demosisto in 2016, which dissolved hours after Beijing passed a contentious national security law for the city last year.

Chow was arrested last year on suspicion of "colluding with foreign forces" under the security law but has not faced any charges yet.

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