A court in Hong Kong handed down sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of the city’s “Umbrella Movement” on Wednesday, a month after they were found guilty of organizing a 79-day pro-democracy protest in 2014.
The movement had demanded Hong Kong’s 5 million voters be given the right to choose the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
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What were the sentences?
- Sixteen months in jail for professors Benny Tai and Chan Kinman.
- A suspended sentence of two years for Reverend Chu Yiu-ming.
- Eight months in prison for two defendants.
- Eight-month suspended sentences for another two leaders.
- Two hundred hours of community service for student leader Tommy Cheung.
amp/dj (AP, dpa)
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