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Hong Kong: Five jailed in for 'seditious' children's books

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    On Saturday the five speech therapists [the authors] maintained the books were meant to help children understand systemic injustice.

    But Judge Kwok Wai-kin accused the speech therapists of "sowing the "seed of instability" in the city and across China.

    Authorities interpreted the books - about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village - as referring to Hong Kong and the Beijing government.

    They were charged under a colonial-era sedition law - which until recently had been rarely used by prosecutors - rather than the 2020 national security law.

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