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Leaders of Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement Handed Prison Sentences

1 month ago   |   By Time

Eight Hong Kong activists were handed sentences of up to 16 months in prison on Wednesday for their roles organizing pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014.
The activists were convicted on charges of public nuisance and incitement two weeks ago, a verdict that some perceived as underscoring eroding political freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese enclave under pressure from Beijing.
Law professor Benny Tai and retired sociology professor Chan Kin-man, co-founders of the “Occupy Central” protest that immobilized the city's financial district five years ago, were both sentenced to 16 months...
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Hong Kong Umbrella Movement Leaders Are Sentenced to Prison

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Nine pro-democracy activists were convicted of public nuisance crimes for their involvement in an 11-week occupation of the city's roads in 2014.
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