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Hong Kong’s jailed, exiled democrats lament Sunday election

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By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – For scores of Hong Kong democrats, this year’s legislative elections were supposed to be a landmark moment for the movement in the face of what they saw as increasing encroachment on Hong Kong’s way of life by China. Democrats had thought they would win a majority that would give them a strong say in the future of the former British colony. But instead of holding rallies for the upcoming election, many are now detained and awaiting trial, living a daily prison routine of sleep, exercise, meals and study while rationed to two pens and six books a month. Ot…

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