'Umbrella nine' Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders sentenced to jail

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Campaigners responsible for the largest civil disobedience in Hong Kong’s history face up to 16 months in prison

A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have been sentenced to prison for their role in the Umbrella Movement protests, with two of its leaders jailed for 16 months.

A district court judge jailed sociology professor Chan Kin-man, 60, law professor Benny Tai, 54, and Baptist minister the Rev Chu Yiu-ming, 75, to 16 months each for conspiracy to commit public nuisance. Chu’s sentence was suspended for two years.

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