The city’s top court has said it will rule on Monday over whether a prominent British barrister can take up Jimmy Lai’s case. Photo: Warton Li
The city’s top court has said it will rule on Monday over whether a prominent British barrister can take up Jimmy Lai’s case. Photo: Warton Li

Hong Kong’s top court reserves ruling until Monday on allowing prominent UK lawyer to defend jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai in national security case

  • Justice department had taken case to higher courts in rarely seen all-out effort to block an overseas lawyer from joining local trial
  • Lai, 74, will next week be tried with two counts of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces and a similar charge of collusion, on top of a sedition charge

The city’s top court has said it will rule on Monday over whether a prominent British barrister can take up Jimmy Lai’s case. Photo: Warton Li
The city’s top court has said it will rule on Monday over whether a prominent British barrister can take up Jimmy Lai’s case. Photo: Warton Li
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