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Hong Kong: Harsh Sentence for Shouting Slogans

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Hong Kong activist Ma Chun-man attends a vigil for Marco Leung Ling-kit, a protester who fell to his death during a demonstration outside the Pacific Place mall, Hong Kong, June 15, 2020. © 2020 REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (New York) – The trial and harsh sentence imposed on a peaceful protester in Hong Kong shows that the authorities are using the National Security Law to curtail free expression, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 11, 2021, a Hong Kong court sentenced Ma Chun-man to five years and nine months in prison for “incitement to secession” for shouting slogans…

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