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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail in national security case

HONG KONG, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s top court denied bail on Tuesday to media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person to be charged under the city’s national security law.

Lai had been in custody since Dec. 3, except for when he was released on bail for about a week late last year. He was granted a HK$10 million ($1.3 million) bail by a lower court on Dec. 23 only for the Court of Final Appeal to bring him back into custody on Dec. 31 for another hearing. (Reporting by James Pomfret; Writing by Marius Zaharia; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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