Activist convicted for Tokyo shrine protest returns home

Friday, October 18, 2019

Alex Kwok Siu-kit, one of the activists convicted in Japan for setting a fire outside a Tokyo war shrine, returned to Hong Kong today after being deported.

Kwok and Yim Man-wa, members of the Hong Kong-based activist group Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, were found guilty of trespassing and given suspended jail sentences of eight and six months respectively.

The shrine honors 2.5 million people killed in wars, but also top World War II criminals.