The nine Occupy leaders outside West Kowloon Court on Wednesday. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s politicians and legal profession split over jail terms for four Occupy leaders – some say sentences are too harsh while others think they should be stiffer

  • Nine leaders were convicted of public nuisance charges, with four jailed for up to 16 months
  • Foreign diplomats voice concern over freedoms of speech and assembly
Topic |   Occupy Central

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The nine Occupy leaders outside West Kowloon Court on Wednesday. Photo: Edmond So
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Emotions run high outside West Kowloon Court on Wednesday. Photo: Edmond So

Four of nine Occupy leaders jailed for up to 16 months over roles in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella movement

  • Sentencing marks the end of years of prosecutions brought against leaders and participants in 79-day protests
  • Lawmaker Tanya Chan has sentencing adjourned over life-threatening condition requiring brain surgery
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Emotions run high outside West Kowloon Court on Wednesday. Photo: Edmond So
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