Hong Kong accuses media mogul Jimmy Lai of sedition


Hong Kong prosecutors accused Hong Kong’s democratic media mogul Jimmy Lai of “significant publications” on Tuesday, and Beijing’s strict national security for participation in the Tiananmen Square Incident in June 2020. In addition to the accusations he has already faced under the Security Act.

An additional sedition is a plot to print, publish, sell, and distribute “inciting publications” between April 2019 and June 24, 2021, and Apple Daily founder Lai, 74. Blame.

The same rates have been leveled for the three Apple Daily companies. The prosecution alleges that the indictment could “cause hatred, contempt, and dissatisfaction” with the Hong Kong and Chinese governments.

The disapproval of Hong Kong’s pro-Beiyang government figures has spilled over after brewing for the past decade. This is because Beijing has promoted a bill to strengthen control over the major policies of the former British colony, which many residents regarded as a violation of the Chinese Communist Party in 1984. The British Communist Party (CCP) has agreed to leave Hong Kong autonomous until at least 2047.

Rye appeared in the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court on Monday with six other former Apple Daily staff members. The daily democratic tabloids ceased publishing in June after Hong Kong officials raided the newsroom, frozen millions of paper assets, and arrested staff for Beijing’s “national security.” rice field.

Only a few weeks after Apple Daily founder Lai, 74, was convicted of an unauthorized rally at a banned Tiananmen Square rally.

In Hong Kong, CCP is a democratic activist and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Rye and others pleaded not guilty to encouraging others to attend the event. Thousands of locals opposed the ban and gathered for caution on June 4, 2020.

The event was banned in 2020 and 2021 by Hong Kong police due to restrictions associated with the CCP virus that causes COVID-19 disease. In 2021, the Chinese Communist Party banned all commemorative ceremonies of the Tiananmen Square Incident in Hong Kong or Macau.

Rye had already been sentenced to Hong Kong’s national security law imposed by Beijing in mid-2020, following a massive democratic protest in China’s territory.

Six former Apple Daily staff members who are beaten for the same sedition include editor-in-chief Ryan Law. Deputy Chief Editor Chang Pui Man. Cheung Kim-hung, CEO of Next Digital, Apple’s parent media company. Columnist Yeung Ching-kee; English editor Fung Wai-kong; and senior editor Ram Man Chung.

They have also been accused of “conspiracy to attempt collusion with foreign or external elements.”

Justice of the Peace Peter Law has postponed the proceedings against Lai and six of his former employees until February 24, during which the defendant remains in custody. Proceedings against three people Apple Daily company postponed until February 10.3377231

Mimi Nguyen Ly and Reuters contributed to this report.

Isabelle van Brugen


Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning journalist and currently a news reporter for The Epoch Times. She holds a Master’s degree in Newspaper Journalism from City University of London.