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Hong Kong tycoon gets 13 months for banned vigil

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 14th December, 2021 03:44:36 PM
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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 13 months in jail for participating in a vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen massacre in Beijing.

The 74-year-old was found guilty last week of inciting others to take part in an unlawful assembly, BBC reported.

He was among thousands who defied a ban to attend last year's vigil marking the killings in the Chinese capital.

More than two dozen Hong Kong politicians and activists have been charged over the vigil.

Lai was one of eight activists sentenced on Monday. They included prominent names like journalist-turned-opposition politician Gwyneth Ho and lawyer Chow Hang Tung.

The sentences for the eight range from four-and-a-half months to 14 months.