The High Court has rejected an appeal by tycoon Jimmy Lai to block police examination of his mobile phones. Photo: Warton Li
The High Court has rejected an appeal by tycoon Jimmy Lai to block police examination of his mobile phones. Photo: Warton Li

Tycoon Jimmy Lai loses Court of Appeal bid to block Hong Kong police inspection of his mobile phones over national security charges

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The High Court has rejected an appeal by tycoon Jimmy Lai to block police examination of his mobile phones. Photo: Warton Li
The High Court has rejected an appeal by tycoon Jimmy Lai to block police examination of his mobile phones. Photo: Warton Li
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