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Hong Kong Appoints Local Lawyer to Prosecute Jimmy Lai

Bloomberg logoBloomberg 1/27/2021 Chloe Lo
a group of people around each other: Jimmy Lai, founder and former chairman of Next Digital, left, arrives at the Court of Final Appeal for a bail hearing in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Lai, who is facing charges of endangering national security in a sweeping crackdown by Beijing on the city's pro-democracy protesters, resigned as chairman of Next Digital ahead of a crucial bail hearing. © Bloomberg Jimmy Lai, founder and former chairman of Next Digital, left, arrives at the Court of Final Appeal for a bail hearing in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Lai, who is facing charges of endangering national security in a sweeping crackdown by Beijing on the city's pro-democracy protesters, resigned as chairman of Next Digital ahead of a crucial bail hearing.

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s Department of Justice hired Senior Counsel Benjamin Yu to replace British lawyer David Perry in prosecuting media tycoon and activist Jimmy Lai, local media including Apple Daily and Now TV reported, citing unnamed sources.

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