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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