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Helena Wong

Former member of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.

Date of Birth:

March 21, 1959




NSL 47; Female; Legislator; Council Member; Scholar; Christian

Behind Bars Since

February 28, 2021 (Released on bail on Mar. 11, 2021)


Helena Wong joined the Hong Kong Democratic Foundation in 1989 and co-founded the first major pro-democracy party, the United Democrats of Hong Kong which became the Democratic Party in 1994. Wong was arrested on Nov. 1,  2020 (with six others), in connection with the melee that had broken out in the LegCo on May 8, 2020. [1]

On Jan. 6, 2021, Wong was among 53 members of the pro-democratic camp who were arrested under the NSL, specifically under alleged subversion. The group stood accused of the organization of and participation in unofficial primary elections held by the camp in July 2020. Wong was released on bail on March 11, 2021. [2]

Wong is among 17 of the 47 defendants to have pleaded not guilty.

Helena Wong


Conspiracy to commit subversion under National Security Law for participating in the democratic primaries

  • Jan. 6, 2021: Arrestd with 52 other pro-democracy activists 

  • Feb. 28, 2021: Officially charged with 46 activists among the 53 arrested in January

  • March 11, 2021: Released on bail 

  • Pled not guilty; Trial ongoing

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