Here, “leaders” means holding a top position in a pro-democracy organization or being a Legco member. The reason to focus on leaders is that it brings out more clearly that the HK government is engaged in systematic political persecution of the pro-democracy movement. I also have a broader overview of arrests associated with the pro-democracy movement between June 2014 and June 2015. You can find that here: https://medium.com/@KongTsungGan/arrests-prosecutions-and-convictions-related-to-hk-pro-democracy-demonstrations-from-1-1-june-2014-c15be1e6be00

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