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 "umbrella movement" 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 "Occupy Central with Love and Peace," 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 "umbrella movement" in which protesters used bright umbrellas to shield themselves from tear gas fired by police.