National security law: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai to stand trial in High Court accused of colluding with foreign forces

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying will stand trial in the High Court, where the maximum sentence is life in prison, for allegedly breaching the national security law by colluding with foreign forces.Chief Magistrate Victor So Wai-tak on Tuesday ordered Lai to return to West Kowloon Court on July 27 for committal proceedings to transfer his case to the higher Court of First Instance for trial, upon the prosecutors’ request.Lai did not apply for bail from So, a magistrate designated to…


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