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Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders jailed

WorldNews Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders jailedA court in Hong Kong has handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of the major 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were found guilty of public nuisance offences. The sentences are seen as an effort by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to draw a line under the protests amid pressure from Beijing. Ranging in age from their 30s to 70s, the nine defendants span generations of Hong Kong citizens who have been agitating for full democracy. They had all pleaded not guilty, calling the prosecutions politically motivated. Three protest leaders were jailed for 16 months, with one having the...
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