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Hong Kongers who clapped in court jailed on sedition charges


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HONG KONG (AP) — Two Hong Kong residents, including a pastor, have been found guilty of sedition and sentenced to jail for clapping and criticizing a judge during a previous trial over a banned vigil in the city. The Rev. Garry Pang Moon-yuen and Chiu Mei-ying, a housewife, were arrested in April for disturbances during a court hearing in January in which a leader of a group that organized a vigil commemorating China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was sentenced for inciting others to join the prohibited event. Hong Kong is undergoing a political crackdown following widespread anti-government protests in 2019, with many prominent democracy activists arrested and jailed.

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