2021-06-17 by Daisy I.
Hong Kong cops arrest paper authorities for conspiracy with foreign forces
Hong Kong cops Thursday, June 17 apprehended the editor-in-chief and 4 other authorities of the Apple Daily, on suspicion of conspiracy with foreign forces, under nationwide security law, reported the regional media, reported Lusa.
Police stated 5 authorities, consisting of 4 guys and one lady, aged in between 47 and 63, were apprehended for collusion with a foreign nation or outdoors components to endanger nationwide security, in offense of Article 29 of the law, reported the South China Morning Post (SCMP.
Searches were performed in their houses, and they have actually not yet been charged.
“News published in the newspaper allegedly constituted an offense against national security law,” a cops source informed SCMP.
More than 200 representatives got in the paper’s facilities to carry out a search with a court order. They then obstructed entryways and exits from the structure, at the very same time asking all personnel to sign up prior to going into the facilities.
The paper has actually presumed its assistance for the pro-democracy motion. This is the 2nd Apple Daily search in less than a year.
Millionaire Jimmy Lai, the paper’s owner, was implicated of collusion after the August search. Lai is presently in jail, after numerous convictions for his participation in a few of the pro-democracy demonstrations that rocked Hong Kong 2 years back.