Breaking News: China jails 10 Hong Kong activists for ‘illegal border crossing’

Pro-democracy campaigners have been calling on China to release the 12 Hong Kong activists [Tyrone Siu/Reuters]
Pro-democracy campaigners have been calling on China to release the 12 Hong Kong activists [Tyrone Siu/Reuters]

A Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists who had been detained after fleeing Hong Kong by boat to between seven months and three years for an illegal border crossing, a court in the southern city of Shenzhen said on Wednesday.

The court said that the two who organised the crossing were sentenced to three years and two years, respectively, while the others received seven-month sentences.

All 10 were also fined, the court said.

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