Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Lai’

Hong Kong national security trial names two former New Zealand MPs

Thursday, May 16th, 2024
Kiwi MPs

A national security trial in Hong Kong has dredged up two former New Zealand MPs names. They are former National MP Simon O’Connor and ex-Labour MP Louisa Wall. Jimmy Lai and Andy Li Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai is on trial. He founded the popular pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily. He was Read more

Catholic university installs crucifixion artwork by imprisoned Catholic Activist Jimmy Lai

Monday, February 26th, 2024

The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, has installed a drawing of the Crucifixion by imprisoned Hong Kong Catholic and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai. Father Robert Sirico, a supporter and friend of Lai’s, said during the installation ceremony on Thursday that the sketch is a testimony “not just of Jimmy’s struggle but the Read more

Hong Kong refuses to release Jimmy Lai as fears of religious repression mount

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

The Hong Kong government has dismissed a petition from ten bishops to release the Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai from prison. The government accused the bishops of using “distorted words” that verge on “contempt of court”. The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Archbishop John Wilson of Read more

Cardinal Zen and Jimmy Lai among Hong Kongers nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

A bipartisan congressional commission chaired by Rep Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, announced Thursday the nomination of six Hong Kongers, including Cardinal Joseph Zen and jailed Catholic media mogul Jimmy Lai, for the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in the cause of human rights. “Jimmy Lai, Cardinal Joseph Zen, Tonyee Chow Hang-tung, Gwyneth Ho, Lee Read more