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Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under Hong Kong national security law

Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under Hong Kong national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy activist and critic of the Chinese Communist Party, has been charged on suspicion of "colluding with foreign forces" under Hong Kong's national security law.
It's the most high-profile application yet of the new law, which was brought into force over the summer as part of Beijing's crackdown on the city's pro-democracy movement.

The 73-year-old founder of Hong Kong's Apple Daily tabloid will appear in court on Saturday and could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. He was arrested and denied bail earlier this month on allegations of fraud.
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