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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai slapped with extra national security law charge, and also accused of perverting justice over fugitive’s escape to Taiwan

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has been charged with an additional national security offence for allegedly calling for foreign sanctions and another of perverting justice for helping in a fugitive’s escape to Taiwan.Prosecutors accused the 73-year-old founder of Next Digital of taking part in a separate conspiracy to collude with foreign forces between July 2020 and January 2021, on top of the same charge he is already facing.The charge was laid before Lai on the same day he was handed 14…


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