Britain says jailing of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists is deeply disappointing

Pro-democracy supporters attend candlelight vigils to support four jailed leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement, also known as "Umbrella Movement", outside Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre in Hong Kong, China April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the jailing of four leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy protests was deeply disappointing. The sentencing of the activists followed a near month-long trial that was closely watched as China’s Communist Party leaders have put Hong Kong’s autonomy under increasing strain. Britain returned Hong […]

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