Hong Kong urged to free jailed pro-democracy protesters in open letter

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Political figures from the UK, US and around the world call for release of three jailed umbrella movement activists

Prominent political and legal figures around the world have condemned the “outrageously unjust” imprisonment of three of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists, calling on China to immediately free the “political prisoners”.

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow – three leaders of 2014’s umbrella movement demonstrationswere jailed for between six and eight months on Thursday for their involvement in an “unlawful assembly” at the start of that historic 79-day civil disobedience campaign.

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