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VIDEO: Hong Kong Jails Several Policemen Over 2014 Assault of Handcuffed Democracy Activist

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A Hong Kong court sentenced several policemen to two years in jail on Friday after they beat a handcuffed democracy activist during massive protests in 2014, according to Reuters. The rare case of police brutality triggered public outcry at the pinnacle of the 79-day protests that froze portions of Hong Kong and was one of the largest political challenges to the Communist Party rule in Beijing.District court judge David Dufton, who had earlier found the men guilty of guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, sentenced all seven officers to two years imprisonment, saying the officers had "damaged" the reputation of the Hong Kong police force because the assault had been widely viewed...

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