Media mogul Jimmy Lai (centre) is escorted out of a Correctional Services Department vehicle for a court appearance earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE Media mogul Jimmy Lai (centre) is escorted out of a Correctional Services Department vehicle for a court appearance earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
Media mogul Jimmy Lai (centre) is escorted out of a Correctional Services Department vehicle for a court appearance earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing hits back at Western criticism of Hong Kong court’s hefty sentences for Jimmy Lai, opposition figures

  • Central government’s foreign affairs office in Hong Kong blasts the “unreasonable accusations” and “malicious smearing” by foreign politicians
  • The foreign criticism centred on verdicts handed down last Friday jailing several opposition figures for their involvement in unauthorised protests in 2019

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Media mogul Jimmy Lai (centre) is escorted out of a Correctional Services Department vehicle for a court appearance earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE Media mogul Jimmy Lai (centre) is escorted out of a Correctional Services Department vehicle for a court appearance earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
Media mogul Jimmy Lai (centre) is escorted out of a Correctional Services Department vehicle for a court appearance earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
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