Hong Kong: Media tycoon Jimmy Lai pleads guilty to illegal assembly

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    The trading of stock in #Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy #media group was halted Monday (May 17), days after authorities froze the assets of its jailed owner Jimmy #Lai under a new national security law. The announcement came the same day Lai — who is already in jail – pleaded guilty alongside nine other activists to “unlawful assembly” charges, the latest in a string of prosecutions brought against the city’s democracy movement.

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