Media publisher Jimmy Lai during an interview in Hong Kong in 2020. Lai was found guilty on Tuesday of fraud, the latest in a series of prosecutions involving his now-defunct newspaper, Apple Daily. Photo: AP
Media publisher Jimmy Lai during an interview in Hong Kong in 2020. Lai was found guilty on Tuesday of fraud, the latest in a series of prosecutions involving his now-defunct newspaper, Apple Daily. Photo: AP

US State Department condemns ‘spurious’ fraud conviction of media mogul Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong

  • Spokesman Ned Price accuses city authorities of using national security law to muffle its press corps and shut down critical speech
  • ‘Deeply concerned’ about deterioration in human rights protection and ‘systematic dismantling’ of Hong Kong’s autonomy

Media publisher Jimmy Lai during an interview in Hong Kong in 2020. Lai was found guilty on Tuesday of fraud, the latest in a series of prosecutions involving his now-defunct newspaper, Apple Daily. Photo: AP
Media publisher Jimmy Lai during an interview in Hong Kong in 2020. Lai was found guilty on Tuesday of fraud, the latest in a series of prosecutions involving his now-defunct newspaper, Apple Daily. Photo: AP
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