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Jimmy Lai has case to answer over August 18 illegal assembly case

Jimmy Lai has case to answer over August 18 illegal assembly case

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, Democratic Party founder Martin Lee Chu-ming and seven others have a case to answer for allegedly organizing and taking part in an unauthorized assembly on August 18, 2019, the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts ruled today.
Seven other defendants in the unauthorized assembly case included Labour Party vice-chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, veteran democrat Albert Ho Chun-yan, barrister Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee.

Former lawmakers Cyd Ho Sau-lan, "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, Leung Yiu-chung, and Au Nok-hin were also among the group.

The group has been accused of organizing and taking part in an unauthorized assembly - marching from Causeway Bay to Chater Road in Central - on August 18, 2019.

Au Nok-hin had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of organizing and participating in unauthorized assemblies, while Leung Yiu-chung pleaded guilty to one count of participating in unauthorized assemblies.

The rest of the defendants denied the charges.
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