Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 months

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 monthsApril 16, 2021

Media mogul Jimmy Lai and veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan each sentenced to 12 months over protests

Ten of Hong Kong’s most senior pro-democracy activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending “unauthorised assemblies” during mass protests that rocked the city in 2019.

In the latest blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the individuals were either ordered to jail or given suspended sentences in relation to two separate rallies held on 18 and 31 August 2019.

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