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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai & 12 others face incitement charges

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and 12 opposition figures faced incitement charges on Monday over their

Hong Kong

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 July 2020 9:48 AM GMT

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and 12 opposition figures faced incitement charges on Monday over their roles in the banned June 4 vigil to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. The 13 appeared in West Kowloon Court accused of inciting people to take part in an unauthorised assembly on June 4 in Victoria Park, the venue for the city's annual vigil, reports the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper. Some of the accused stated in court they would plead not guilty to the allegations, despite prosecutors' request to adjourn the case without hearing the defendants' pleas. (IANS)

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