WorldNew prison sentence for press boss Jimmy Lai

New prison sentence for press boss Jimmy Lai


Jimmy Lai, press boss and figure in the protest against Beijing, during his arrest in Hong Kong on August 10, 2020. – / AP / SIPA

Hong Kong press magnate Jimmy Lai was sentenced on Friday to a new prison term for taking part in a 2019 protest banned on the 70th anniversary of Communist China.

Currently in detention for participating in other protests, Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison for organizing and participating in the rally on October 1, 2019. He pleaded guilty.

Chinese repression continues

Seven other figures in the pro-democracy movement, including Figo Chan, a 25-year-old activist, and ex-MPs Lee Cheuk-yan and Leung Kwok-hung were also sentenced to new sentences. This wave of condemnations once again illustrates the relentless Chinese repression on the semi-autonomous territory. In 2019, the international financial center was rocked for several months by huge, often violent, protests against Beijing’s growing grip.

On October 1, 2019, National Day in China, radical activists and the police clashed in a particularly violent way on the sidelines of the rally which took place peacefully and in which the activists took part. condemned. Beijing had seen as a snub the high rate of participation of the population in this rally as the Chinese government celebrated the 70 years of the regime.

“It was naïve to believe that a call for peaceful and rational conduct would be enough to ensure the absence of violence,” Justice Amanda Woodcock said as she handed down the jail terms for the eight activists.




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Netherlands seeks 5,000 people from Africa to be tested for coronavirus

The Dutch authorities are trying to locate some 5,000 people who arrived last week from a country in southern...

Jefferson Farfán gave a shirt of the Peruvian national team to Edgar Benítez in the preview of Alianza vs. Crystal

Lima, November 27, 2021Updated on 11/27/2021 11:44 amJefferson Farfán and Edgar Benítez have formed a strong bond of companionship...

Bicentennial Book Fair: presentation of the book “200 years of the Republic in Photos” will be on November 29

The Book Fair of Bicentennial it is in its second week. Different cultural activities have been developed successfully,...

Anthony Fauci admits that the new omicron variant could have arrived in the US already undetected

The Chief Government Advisor U.S For medical issues, Anthony Fauci, admitted this Saturday that it is possible that the...

Peruvians Nicolás Álvarez and Conner Huertas del Pino lost on the first day of the Davis Cup

Lima, November 27, 2021Updated on 11/27/2021 11:29 amThe qualifiers began in the Davis Cup 2021. Nicolás Álvarez and Conner...

Peru’s digital audience grew more than other Latin American countries in 2021

According to a study conducted by the Internet marketing research company, Comscore, Peru is the Latin American country with...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you