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Human rights groups rip jail terms for Hong Kong activists

Three democracy leaders get new, harsher sentences in 2014 protests

Hong Kong student leaders of the "Umbrella Movement" Nathan Law and Joshua Wong at a rally a day before an appeal verdict on charges relating to 2014 pro-democracy protests, in Hong Kong.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Three leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement have been sentenced to prison in connection with massive street protests in 2014, a ruling that human rights groups call a politically motivated bid to deter further activism.

Tougher sentences on appeal

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