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Five Hong Kongers Jailed for 19 Months Each for Sedition: SCMP

  • Ex-speech therapists behind series of children’s books
  • Judge says defendants ‘embarked on brainwashing exercise’
Content of children's books are displayed on a TV screen during a press conference at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters in July 2021.

Content of children's books are displayed on a TV screen during a press conference at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters in July 2021.

Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images 

A Hong Kong court has sentenced five former speech therapists to 19 months each for publishing seditious children’s books that incited hatred of the government, the South China Morning Post reported.

The former members of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists were handed their punishments by Judge Wai-kin Kwok at the District Court on Saturday, according to the report. They were convicted Wednesday of conspiring to publish, distribute, display or reproduce seditious publications.