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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Leaders Jailed

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Leaders Jailed

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Leaders Jailed

CNN reports a group of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Wednesday were handed sentences of up to 16 months in prison for their role in the &quot;umbrella movement&quot; rallies in 2014.

A district court judge sentenced law professor Benny Tai, retired sociology professor Chan Kin-man, and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming, to 16 months each.

75 year-old Chu is unlikely to serve time, while Tai and Chan will begin their sentences immediately.

The men were founders of &quot;Occupy Central with Love and Peace,&quot; a non-violent social movement that demanded free and open elections.

Nine total pro-democracy campaigners were convicted over their involvement in the so-called &quot;umbrella movement&quot; in which protesters used bright umbrellas to shield themselves from tear gas fired by police.

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