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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai faces 12 months in jail for illegal meeting

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Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrives on the West Kowloon courtroom in Hong Kong on September 3, 2020.

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in jail for participating in an unauthorized meeting through the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests within the Chinese language-ruled monetary hub.

Hong Kong’s District Court docket Choose Amanda Woodcock gave Lai a 15-month sentence, decreased by three months in mitigation.

Martin Lee, who helped launch town’s largest opposition Democratic Get together within the Nineties and is commonly referred to as the previous British colony’s “father of democracy,” was given a suspended sentence of 11 months in the identical case.