Shenzen — A Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists to between seven months and three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally crossing the border, in a case that has drawn international attention and concern over the defendants’ treatment.

The 10 had all faced charges in Hong Kong over antigovernment protests in the Chinese-ruled city. They have been held in a mainland prison since their boat was intercepted on August 23 after leaving Hong Kong, allegedly en route to the democratic island of Taiwan...

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