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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai cleared in intimidation case

Founder of Apple Daily still faces national security law charges and others

Media mogul Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, arrives at court in Hong Kong on Sept. 3.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai, founder of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, has been acquitted of intimidating a reporter three years ago at a vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.

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