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Monday, July 13, 2020, 21:24
Next hearing in Jimmy Lai court case on Sept 15
By Xinhua
Monday, July 13, 2020, 21:24 By Xinhua

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai leaves the Kowloon City police station on 28 Feb, 2020 after being granted bail following his arrest earlier in the day. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - A Hong Kong court adjourned on Monday the proceedings against Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, an alleged instigator of Hong Kong riots, and some other people suspected of being involved in illegal assemblies to Sept 15.

People convicted of unlawful assembly could face up to five years of imprisonment in Hong Kong

The 13 suspects, which include Lee Cheuk-yan, were charged with participating in or inciting others to participate in unauthorized assemblies earlier this year, according to the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts. Their cases were adjourned to give the police more time for investigation.

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People convicted of unlawful assembly could face up to five years of imprisonment in Hong Kong.

Lai was also prosecuted for an offense of criminal intimidation and was also allegedly involved in multiple illegal assemblies during Hong Kong's social chaos and unrest last year.

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