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Dozens of Hong Kong democrats denied bail in subversion case

All 47 defendants remanded to custody pending appeals or further investigation

Hong Kong democracy advocates walk to a prison van to head to court with other activists over a national security law charge on March 4.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Dozens of leading pro-democracy politicians and activists in Hong Kong were sent to jail on Thursday after being denied bail over a subversion charge under the national security law, ending a four-day marathon hearing that marks the largest political crackdown by far in the city.

A total of 32 defendants were denied bail on grounds that they are likely to continue to commit acts endangering national security, the West Kowloon Magistracy ruled Thursday evening.

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