HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to all charges levelled against him in a high-profile national security trial.
Lai faces two counts of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces – including calling for sanctions against Hong Kong and Chinese officials – under a China-imposed national security law which could see him jailed for life.
He is also charged with conspiracy to publish seditious publications under a colonial-era sedition law.
(Reporting by Jessie Pang; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree and Editing by Sonali Paul)
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