Hong Kong Tycoon Sentenced to More Jail Time Over 2019 Protest



The Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been given an additional six month jail term for his role in an unauthorized assembly in October 2019 during the city's pro democracy rallies. He had pleaded guilty to organizing the event, along with nine other activists. Martin Yip is in Hong Kong. The protest took place as Spain. Jing was celebrating the People's Republic 70th birthday and ended up with street battles between police and protesters in Hong Kong. Jimmy Lai is already serving a 14 month sentence for taking part in two similar protests in August 2019. He's also facing to further charges under Beijing's national security law on charges of colluding with foreign forces. While that has yet to reach trial, Hongkong's most famous media tycoon could face life imprisonment if found guilty.

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