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Two Hong Kong activists convicted on security law charge | Politics News

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The two were accused of ‘collusion with a foreign power’ over calls for sanctions in a case linked to jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai.

Two Hong Kong activists, accused of being part of a group that campaigned for international sanctions against China, have pleaded guilty under the territory’s national security law in a case linked to jailed pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai.

Democracy activist Andy Li, 31, and paralegal Chan Tsz-wah, 29, admitted to a charge of “colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security” on Thursday.

Prosecutors said they were part of a group that organised the publishing of advertisements and articles in overseas newspapers calling for sanctions.

Both had been held in custody ahead of their plea. Li was previously jailed in China as one of a group of 12 people intercepted by mainland authorities in August 2020 on a boat believed to be en route to Taiwan.

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