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Media entrepreneur Lai found guilty

On Thursday, a Hong Kong court sentenced China-critical media entrepreneur Jimmy Lai, lawyer Chow Hang Tung and former opposition politician Gwyneth Ho. They had been charged with inciting others to participate in an unauthorized assembly. Lai, Chow, and Ho had pleaded not guilty to calling others to the June 4th, 2020 vigil. It is the latest blow to the democracy movement in the Chinese special administrative region under the so-called Security Law. It was enacted by the Beijing government last year in response to democracy movement protests despite international criticism and gives it more access to Hong Kong.

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