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Media mogul Jimmy Lai appeals to UN over Hong Kong cases

HONG KONG (AP) — Lawyers for Hong Kong media mogul and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai are asking the United Nations to investigate his imprisonment and multiple criminal charges as “legal harassment” that punish him for speaking out. The publisher of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper was one...
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Jailed media mogul Jimmy Lai appeals to UN to intervene in Hong Kong cases

Hong Kong activist Jimmy Lai’s lawyers have urged the United Nations to investigate the charges against him as “legal harassment” for speaking out.Mr Lai, the founder of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was arrested in August 2020 on suspicion of foreign collusion, becoming the most high-profile figure detained under the controversial national security law.The law was enacted in June 2020 to punish terrorism, collusion with foreign forces, subversion and secession with possible life imprisonment.His legal team said in a statement said Mr Lai is serving 20 months in prison while his assets have been frozen. He also faces four...
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