Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorised assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Hong Kong’s District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock gave Lai a 15-month sentence, reduced by three months in mitigation. Martin Lee, who helped launch the city’s… Read More Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong court convicts democrats on unauthorised assembly charges

A Hong Kong court found seven prominent democrats guilty of unauthorised assembly charges, including 82-year-old barrister Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 72, the latest blow to the city’s beleaguered democracy movement. Lee, who helped launch the city’s largest opposition Democratic Party in the 1990s and is often called the former British colony’s “father… Read More Hong Kong court convicts democrats on unauthorised assembly charges

Two plead guilty in illegal assembly trial of democracy activists in Hong Kong

Two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges related to an illegal assembly during mass anti-government protests in August 2019, while seven others, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, pleaded not guilty. The 2019 protests, fuelled by a perception Beijing was curbing the wide-ranging freedoms promised to the former British colony upon its… Read More Two plead guilty in illegal assembly trial of democracy activists in Hong Kong