Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months in jail for illegal assembly

2021-04-16 19:19:20Xinhua Editor : Zhang Dongfang ECNS App Download

Anti-China disruptor Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Friday over two cases of illegal assembly.

Lai and some other instigators of Hong Kong riots were convicted on April 1 by a local court for organizing and participating in illegal assemblies on Aug. 18, 2019 in Hong Kong Island. On April 7, he pleaded guilty to participating in an unauthorized assembly on Aug. 31, 2019.

The West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on Friday sentenced Lai to 14 months in prison in both cases.

The court also heard two other cases that Lai was involved in including suspected of violating the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR and fraud, which were adjourned to June 15 and May 6 respectively.

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