JIMMY LAI CHARGED UNDER HONG KONG’S NATIONAL SECURITY LAW

Written by on December 11, 2020

PROMINENT MEDIA TYCOON AND PRO-DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGNER JIMMY LAI HAS BEEN CHARGED UNDER HONG KONG’S NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, LOCAL MEDIA REPORTED ON FRIDAY, WHILE A TEENAGE ACTIVIST HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF INSULTING CHINA’S NATIONAL FLAG.

THE HONG KONG POLICE CONFIRMED THAT A 73-YEAR-OLD MAN HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH OFFENCES INCLUDING “COLLUSION WITH A FOREIGN COUNTRY OR WITH EXTERNAL ELEMENTS TO ENDANGER NATIONAL SECURITY” AND WOULD APPEAR IN COURT ON SATURDAY.

LAI, AN ARDENT CRITIC OF BEIJING, WOULD BE THE HIGHEST PROFILE PERSON CHARGED UNDER THE SWEEPING NEW LAW IMPOSED ON THE CHINESE-RULED CITY.


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