Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai faces 12 months in jail for illegal meeting

Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrives on the West Kowloon court docket in Hong Kong on September 3, 2020. Isaac Lawrence | AFP | Getty Pictures Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in jail for participating in an unauthorized meeting throughout the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests within the Chinese


Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrives on the West Kowloon court docket in Hong Kong on September 3, 2020.

Isaac Lawrence | AFP | Getty Pictures

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in jail for participating in an unauthorized meeting throughout the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests within the Chinese language-ruled monetary hub.

Hong Kong’s District Court docket Decide Amanda Woodcock gave Lai a 15-month sentence, decreased by three months in mitigation.

Martin Lee, who helped launch the town’s largest opposition Democratic Social gathering within the Nineties and is commonly known as the previous British colony’s “father of democracy,” was given a suspended sentence of 11 months in the identical case.



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