Jimmy Lai, two others plead guilty of unlawful assembly in August 2019
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and two former lawmakers from the special administrative region, Lee Cheuk-yan and Yeung Sum, on Wednesday pleaded guilty of taking part in an unauthorized assembly on August 31, 2019.
Lai, founder of Apple Daily and media group Next Digital, also faces charges of fraud and colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security under the national security law for the HKSAR.
Their guilty pleas came six days after Lai, Lee and five former lawmakers were convicted of the same offence for their roles in a separate unlawful protest also held in 2019.
(Cover: Jimmy Lai boards a Correctional Services Department vehicle as he leaves the Court of Final Appeal following a bail hearing in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, south China, February 1, 2021. /CFP