Hong Kong court sentences prominent pro-democracy activists

Published on April 16, 2021 by

Ten of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy campaigners have been sentenced for their roles in the 2019 anti-government protests. Media tycoon, Jimmy Lai, will serve a total of 14-months in prison. He’s been given TWO sentences for unauthorized assembly during the demonstrations. Meanwhile Martin Lee, who is 82, and known as Hong Kong’s ‘Father of Democracy’, has been handed an 11-month suspended sentence. Almost 1.7-Mmillion people took part in pro-democracy marches in the city in 2019.

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