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Hong Kong activist accuses figurehead Lai after custody

Detained Hong Kong democracy activist Andy Li has pleaded guilty to violating the National Security Act, incriminating movement figurehead Jimmy Lai in the process. The 30-year-old, who used crowdfunding platforms to organize donations from overseas for the 2019 protest movement, and a 29-year-old co-defendant confessed in a court on Thursday to “colluding with foreign forces”, one of four offenses under the security law. In exchange for the confession, prosecutors dropped two other charges.

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