10 HK activists face jail time period

Shenzhen, December 30

A Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists to between seven months and three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally crossing the border, in a case that has drawn international attention and concern over the defendants’ treatment.

The group had faced charges over anti-government protests in Hong Kong. They had been in a mainland prison since their boat was intercepted on August 23 after leaving Hong Kong, allegedly en route to Taiwan. — Reuters

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