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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months for unauthorized assembly

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Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai was sentenced to a further 14 months in prison on Friday for organizing an unauthorized assembly on October 1, 2019, during one of the city’s pro-democracy rallies that year.

Judge Amanda Woodcock delivered the sentence in the District Court.

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This month, Lai - who is already serving a 14-month sentence for participating in similar demonstrations on August 18 and August 31, 2019 - and nine other activists pleaded guilty to organizing an unauthorized assembly.

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