Hong Kong democrats inc. media tycoon Jimmy Lai convicted over banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy figures, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, have been convicted of charges linked to last year’s banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil.

Lai, along with barrister and vice-chairperson of the now-defunct Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China Chow Hang-tung, as well as activist Gwyneth Ho appeared in the District Court in front of Judge Amanda Woodcock on Thursday.

(From left) Jimmy Lai, Gwyneth Ho, and Chow Hang-tung. Photo: Stand News, Candice Chau/HKFP.

The trio were the only defendants who pleaded not guilty to the charges and went through trial. A total of 24 people were brought to the court, 16 of those who pleaded guilty had already been sentenced.

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