Hong Kong democracy leaders found guilty over peaceful 2019 protest

Hong Kong democracy leaders found guilty over peaceful 2019 protestApril 1, 2021

Seven figures including Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai convicted over unauthorised march

Seven of Hong Kong’s most senior and prominent pro-democracy figures, including lawyer and former legislator Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, have been found guilty over their involvement in an unauthorised protest rally.

After a four-week trial, the defendants were convicted on Thursday of organising and participating in the rally, joining two others who had pled guilty earlier. They could face up to 10 years in prison though their sentences are likely to be shorter than that.

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