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Published: 20:23, September 15, 2021 | Updated: 22:54, September 15, 2021
12 jailed for participating in unauthorized assembly in HK
By Xinhua
Published:20:23, September 15, 2021 Updated:22:54, September 15, 2021 By Xinhua

This June 18, 2019 photo shows the Wan Chai Tower in Hong Kong, where the District Court is located. (PHOTO / INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HKSAR)

HONG KONG - Twelve anti-China activists were sentenced by the District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Wednesday to up to 10 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorized assembly on June 4 last year.

The 12 defendants participated in an unauthorized assembly in Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, during which they entered the park despite being barred by the police, and shouted anti-National Security Law slogans.

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Albert Ho Chun-yan, Figo Chan Ho-wun and Andrew Wan Siu-kin were sentenced to 10 months in prison. Steven Kwok Wing-kin and Chiu Yan-loy were sentenced to eight months in prison. Cyd Ho Sau-lan, Leung Kwok-hung, Eddie Chu Hoi-dick and Yeung Sum were sentenced to six months in prison, while Cheung Man-kwong, Mak Hoi-wah and Leung Kwok-wah received suspended sentences.  

They had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges.

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