Officials have already been jailed for 14 months for participating in illegal activities.
Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong-based economist who is a prisoner and a supporter of democracy, is expected to receive a new prison for his actions on October 1, 2019, when anti-democratic protests swept the city.
This month, Lai and nine other freedom fighters admitted to holding an illegal meeting. The nine include human rights activists Lee Cheuk-yan, Figo Chan and Leung Kwok-hung, known in Hong Kong as Long Hair.
He is expected to be tried on Friday.
He has been in jail since December after being barred from repatriating other charges under the country’s security law.
He faces three charges under the new law, which China imposed in 2020 in response to the protests, in addition to its alleged foreign alliance.
Lai’s repeated arrests have criticized Western governments and international human rights groups, which have raised concerns about the country’s limited freedoms, including the right to freedom of speech and assembly.
“Sir, for more than 40 years I have been working for democracy in China,” Lee told a court hearing this week. “This is my unconditional love, love for my country and a very hard heart.”
Beijing sees him as a rebel and an opponent of China.
China said a security law that pays for everything Beijing considers rebellion, isolation, terrorism and alliances with foreign groups throughout their life in prison, is essential to restoring stability and development.
Earlier this month, officials fifth goods of Lai, including bank accounts with an average of 71.26% in Next Digital press release.
Hong Kong’s top security official sent letters to Lai with HSBC and Citibank branches this month threatens bankers jailed for seven years for any activity with city billionaire accounts, according to documents seen by the Reuters news agency.
The move could undermine the tycoon’s total efforts to bring seafood home and create Apple Digital’s Next Digital page, a strong government critic, one of Lai’s financial advisers said.