A court in Hong Kong has convicted seven prominent pro-democracy activists and politicians for their role in anti-government protests in 2019. Two other defendants had previously pleaded guilty. The defendants include Martin Lee. The 82-year-old co-founder of the Democratic Party is known as Hong Kong’s father of democracy.
Also convicted were 73-year-old media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who has been one of the most outspoken critics of the current administration, Margaret Ung, a 73-year-old barrister and former lawmaker, and Opposition politician Lee Cheuk Yan.
Nathan Law, pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong and former student leader, spoke with DW about the convictions from London, where he is in exile.
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