10 HKSAR detainees sentenced to up to three years in jail for illegal border crossing

Shenzhen's Yantian District People's Court on Wednesday said it sentenced 10 residents of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to between seven months and three years in prison for illegal border crossing.

They were detained in August for illegally entering Chinese mainland waters.

The court said two people who organized the crossing were sentenced to three years and two years, respectively, while the others received seven-month sentences.

All of them were also fined, the court said.

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