Media tycoon Jimmy Lai (left), at West Kowloon Court, is one of the 15 defendants. Photo: Dickson LeeMedia tycoon Jimmy Lai (left), at West Kowloon Court, is one of the 15 defendants. Photo: Dickson Lee
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai (left), at West Kowloon Court, is one of the 15 defendants. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong protests: 15 opposition figures charged over unauthorised rallies apply to have trial put on hold

  • The defendants, who include media tycoon Jimmy Lai, nine ex-legislators and activists, face 61 charges following their arrests in April
  • Activist Avery Ng plans to challenge a decision by prosecutors to move the trial to the District Court, where potential penalties are higher
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai (left), at West Kowloon Court, is one of the 15 defendants. Photo: Dickson LeeMedia tycoon Jimmy Lai (left), at West Kowloon Court, is one of the 15 defendants. Photo: Dickson Lee
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai (left), at West Kowloon Court, is one of the 15 defendants. Photo: Dickson Lee
READ FULL ARTICLE