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‘Stalinesque Show Trial’ of Jimmy Lai Opens in Hong Kong

Vincent Yu
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai pauses during an interview in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020. The trial of Hong Kong’s most famous activist publisher who was arrested under China’s crackdown on dissidents started Monday, Dec. 18, 2023 after being delayed for over a year.

The self-made media mogul has already been detained for more than 1,000 days and faces the possibility of life in prison if he is found guilty.