Jimmy Lai gets 12 months jail for democracy rally


Media mogul Jimmy Lai being escorted to the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, February 9. Lai receives a 12-month prison term for his role in democracy protests in the city. – EPA pic, April 16, 2021.

HONG Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 12 months today over one of the city’s biggest ever protests in 2019.

It is the first time the 73-year-old – who is currently in custody after his arrest under Beijing’s sweeping national security law – has received a sentence for his activism.


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