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Hong Kong: Nearly six years in prison for “Captain America 2.0”

In Hong Kong, a democracy activist has been sentenced to a long prison term for the second time under the National Security Act. The 31-year-old was accused of shouting slogans at at least 20 gatherings between August and November 2020 and also spreading them via social media. He called for the city’s independence from the People’s Republic of China. The judge handed down a sentence of five years and nine months in prison.

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