Outspoken Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate and media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been refused bail on a fraud cost amid a rising crackdown on dissent within the semi-autonomous metropolis
HONG KONG — Outspoken Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate and media tycoon Jimmy Lai was refused bail on Thursday on a fraud cost amid a rising crackdown on dissent within the semi-autonomous metropolis.
Jimmy Lai of Subsequent Digital, which publishes the Apple Every day newspaper, was amongst 10 folks arrested Aug. 10 on what police mentioned was suspicion of violating a nationwide safety legislation and collusion with a overseas nation.
Lai, 73, was later launched on bail however police raided his firm’s places of work in October and took away paperwork.
On Wednesday, Lai and two Subsequent Digital executives had been charged with fraud over accusations that they violated lease phrases for Subsequent Digital workplace house.
Lai appeared in courtroom Thursday and was denied bail. His case has been adjourned until April 16.