Hong Kong protesters go on trial as fight for democracy continues

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Case highlights failure to honour promise of free elections, say campaigners

Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners behind the 2014 pro-democracy “umbrella movement” have pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges.

Sociology professor Chan Kin-man, law professor Benny Tai, and Christian minister Chu Yiu-ming – founded the Occupy Central movement in 2013 and are among nine figures to face trial on Monday on criminal charges that could send some of the city’s best known activists to prison for seven years.

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