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Jimmy Lai remains in custody

Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai will remain in custody until the start of his trial in April for allegedly violating the National Security Act. On Tuesday, the Court of Final Appeal (CFA), the high court in Hong Kong, ruled that the 73-year-old should not be released on bail. The panel, headed by new Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, thus definitively contradicted the ruling of the city’s High Court, which had ordered Lai’s release on bail in December.

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