fredag 11. desember 2020

Jimmy Lai charged under national security law as Hong Kong crackdown worsens

Hong Kong’s crackdown on dissent has escalated, with national security charges laid against media mogul Jimmy Lai, and a guilty verdict for teenage activist Tony Chung for defiling China’s flag.

On Friday afternoon local media reported Lai, 73, was charged with foreign collusion offences and endangering national security under the draconian national security law (NSL) imposed by Beijing in June. Lai, who was denied bail over separate matters last week and jailed on remand, will appear in court on the NSL charges on Saturday.