Jailed HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai faces new sentence over illegal assembly

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By Jessie Pang HONG KONG (Reuters) – Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai is expected to receive a new prison sentence over his role in an unauthorised assembly on Oct. 1, 2019, during one of the city’s pro-democracy rallies that year. This month, Lai, who is serving a 14-month sentence for participating in similar demonstrations on Aug. 18 and Aug. 31, 2019, and nine other activists, pleaded guilty in District Court to organising an unauthorised assembly. He has been in jail since December after being denied bail in a separate national security trial. He faces three char…

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