Lawmaker and veteran activist Leung Kwok-Hung (R), also known as "Long Hair", speaks to police while supporting the Umbrella Movement activists outside the Eastern District Court in Hong Kong on March 30, 2017. / AFP / Isaac LAWRENCE
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Two Chinese activists who supported pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong were jailed by a court in southern China Friday for subverting state power, but their lawyer said their heavy sentences were part of an ongoing crackdown on civil society.The verdict made no mention of Hong Kong.At least four other Chinese activists who have been put behind bars for supporting Hong Kong's large pro-democracy, "umbrella movement" protests in 2014 . Su, a prominent women's rights advocate in Southern China, had been taken into police custody by Guangzhou police in late 2014 for expressing support on social media for the Hong Kong protests.Chen, meanwhile, had posted articles in support of human rights and Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, according to Amnesty International.
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