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Source: The Guradian

'Umbrella nine' Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders sentenced to jail

Today 07:01 GMT

A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have been sentenced to prison for their role in the Umbrella Movement protests, with two of its leaders jailed for 16 months.

Public officials, including Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s last governor when it was under British rule, rebuked the government for bringing charges so long after the event. The activists planned to use civil disobedience tactics and occupy Hong Kong’s central business district in hopes that Beijing would allow Hong Kong voters to choose the city’s leader for the first time in history in 2017.

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