Monday, April 29, 2019

#HONGKONG: Four Leaders Of 2014 Pro-Democracy Demonstrations Jailed

[world politics news]

Hong Kong reopened one of the most emotional and divisive chapters in its history as four of nine democracy leaders and key activists convicted on public nuisance charges over the 2014 Occupy protests were jailed for up to 16 months.

Two founders of the city’s biggest civil disobedience movement, academics Benny Tai Yiu-ting, 54, and Dr Chan Kin-man, 60, were both given the longest jail terms, at 16 months, while legislator Shiu Ka-chun, 49, and League of Social Democrats vice-chairman Raphael Wong Ho-ming, 30, received eight months each. Two others' sentences were delayed over health issues. Former lawmaker Lee Wing-tat, 63, had his eight-month term suspended for two years in light of his years of public service.


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