Jimmy Lai sentenced to 12 months for illegal assembly, charged with two new national security law offences
Hong Kong’s pro-secessionist media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was sentenced on Friday to 12 months in prison for attending and organizing an illegal assembly in 2019.
He has also been charged with another two national security law offenses, including conspiracy to collude with foreign countries or forces to endanger national security and conspiracy to do one or a series of acts tending to pervert the course of justice.
The case was adjourned to the West Kowloon Court on June 15, and Lai did not apply for bail in the case, Hong Kong media reported on Friday.
Hong Kong media said that Lai was charged with allegedly perverting the course of public justice by assisting activist Andy Li to escape from Hong Kong, and colluding with persons to request foreign or foreign agencies, organizations or persons to impose sanctions or take other hostile acts against the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) or China.