Hong Kong hands jail terms to Tiananmen vigil organisers

A HONG Kong court sentenced three former organisers of the city’s annual Tiananmen square vigil to four and a half months in jail today for refusing to hand over records to national security police.  

The candlelight vigil to mourn victims of China’s bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 was banned by Hong Kong authorities in 2020, weeks before China imposed a sweeping national security law to silence political dissent in the city.