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Fresh arrests hit human right activists in Hong Kong

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Sixteen human right activists have been sentenced to up to 18 months in jail for taking part in protests during the 'yellow umbrella' protest movement in 2014.

Thirteen activists were jailed for protesting in the Legislative Council against a proposed multi millior dollar development in the New Territories, while in a separate case, three leaders of the umbrella movement were jailed for participating in an unlawful assembly.

Asia Pacific Current talks to Shek Pui Yin, a student leader and activist in the Umbrella protest movement, what the implications of these latest court sentence are to the human rights and democracy movements in Hong Kong, and how the movement will react to this latest wave of repression.

Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia

Image: Demonstrators in the streets of Hong Kong in 2014

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