The House of Representatives passed the measure in a 418-1 vote on Monday evening.
On April 1, Jimmy Lai, the founder of the media group Next Digital, alongside several other pro-democracy campaigners were found guilty of organizing and taking part in what the government deemed were to be unauthorized assembly in the summer of 2019. On Friday, Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison.
The recent court ruling became the first time the media tycoon, known for being critical of the Chinese Communist Party, received a jail sentence. Previously, he was detained on multiple occasions for his involvement in the 2019 pro-democracy movement and on charges of collusion with foreign entities.