At the end of August, the Chinese coast guard stopped twelve Hong Kong activists trying to escape by boat. The majority of the group has now been sentenced to prison terms.
In China, ten Hong Kong activists have been sentenced to prison terms after attempting to escape by boat. The defendants are sentenced to between seven months and three years in prison said a court in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
The convicts belong to a group of twelve Hong Kongers who were picked up, arrested and taken to China by the China Coast Guard on a speedboat while fleeing to Taiwan in August. They wanted to leave for fear of the new security law in the Chinese Special Administrative Region. Andy Li, a prominent figure in the democracy movement, is one of them.