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Hong Kong media tycoon found guilty over banned Tiananmen vigil

Jimmy Lai and two others charged for taking part and inciting others to join

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, looks on as he leaves the Court of Final Appeal by prison van, in Hong Kong in February.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Media tycoon Jimmy Lai and two other pro-democracy activists were found guilty in a Hong Kong court on Thursday over their roles in an unauthorized Tiananmen vigil last year.

Lai, barrister Chow Hang-tung and pro-democracy activist Gwenyth Ho were charged with participating and inciting others to join the annual candlelight commemoration of the bloody 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

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