Posted on 09/08/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Hong Kong trial over supposedly seditious children's books has concluded in a verdict.

Unfortunately, it's not a good one, for advocates of freedom of expression.

The BBC reports that the five speech therapists who produced books about sheep defending themselves against wolf attacks have been found guilty.

They are expected to be sentenced for publishing seditious material in the next few days.

Beijing perceived — and a Hong Kong judge ultimately agreed — the sheep to be representative of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement and the wolves to symbolize China.

The speech therapists have already spent over a year in jail awaiting a verdict and face up to two years in prison.

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