Final stretch in landmark trial for Hong Kong democrats

By Jessie Pang and James Pomfret
Updated June 25 2024 - 4:25pm, first published 4:20pm
Former law professor Benny Tai was among the first five defendants to make a mitigation plea. (AP PHOTO)
Former law professor Benny Tai was among the first five defendants to make a mitigation plea. (AP PHOTO)

Mitigation pleas for Hong Kong's biggest-ever national security trial against the city's democratic opposition has begun in what is expected to be the final stage before sentencing that could see some defendants jailed for life.

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