Hong Kong pro-democracy figures to be sentenced amid crackdown on dissent

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures to be sentenced amid crackdown on dissent

The Guardian

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Veteran activists and politicians including Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee were prosecuted over their roles in widespread protests that gripped the city in 2019

A group of high-profile Hong Kong pro-democracy activists including media mogul Jimmy Lai, will be sentenced on Friday for organising or attending “unauthorised assemblies” during mass protests that rocked the city in 2019.

At least some are expected to receive jail terms of up to five years, another blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, as authorities work to crush all forms of dissent.

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