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Hong Kong boat activists: China jails group for up to three years

Hong Kong boat activists: China jails group for up to three years

Hong Kong boat activists: China jails group for up to three years

By: BBC News
30 December 2020

Ten Hong Kong activists arrested at sea as they tried to flee to Taiwan by speedboat have been jailed by China for between seven months and three years.

Two minors in the group have been returned to Hong Kong.

The activists were caught in August as they tried to escape after a harsh new security law was introduced by Beijing in June.

The case of the so-called Hong Kong 12 has drawn global attention and concern about the detainees’ treatment.

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