Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai navigates a crowd of journalists outside West Kowloon Court on Thursday after being found not guilty of intimidating a reporter from a rival newspaper. Photo: Winson WongApple Daily founder Jimmy Lai navigates a crowd of journalists outside West Kowloon Court on Thursday after being found not guilty of intimidating a reporter from a rival newspaper. Photo: Winson Wong
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai navigates a crowd of journalists outside West Kowloon Court on Thursday after being found not guilty of intimidating a reporter from a rival newspaper. Photo: Winson Wong

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai cleared of threatening reporter from rival Hong Kong newspaper at June 4 vigil

  • Magistrate May Chung rules Oriental Daily reporter confronted by Lai was dishonest in testimony, not truly frightened by media mogul’s outburst
  • ‘It appeared [the reporter] was treating it as a joke, or even mocking [Lai]. A person who’s just been alarmed by a threat would not act in this way,’ she says

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai navigates a crowd of journalists outside West Kowloon Court on Thursday after being found not guilty of intimidating a reporter from a rival newspaper. Photo: Winson WongApple Daily founder Jimmy Lai navigates a crowd of journalists outside West Kowloon Court on Thursday after being found not guilty of intimidating a reporter from a rival newspaper. Photo: Winson Wong
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai navigates a crowd of journalists outside West Kowloon Court on Thursday after being found not guilty of intimidating a reporter from a rival newspaper. Photo: Winson Wong
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