Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Each day senior editor, report says | CBC Information

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Hong Kong nationwide safety police on Wednesday arrested a former editor on the now-defunct Apple Each day pro-democracy newspaper, weeks after the paper was pressured to shut after authorities froze its belongings.

Lam Man-chung, who was the chief editor-in-chief of Apple Each day, was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to collude with overseas forces to hazard nationwide safety, in keeping with the South China Morning Submit newspaper, which cited an unnamed supply. He’s the eighth individual from the newspaper who has been arrested in latest weeks.

Police mentioned {that a} 51-year-old former editor was arrested Wednesday in relation to the same case in June, however didn’t determine him.

In June, police raided the newspaper’s workplaces, taking away exhausting drives and laptops as proof. The arrests of high executives, editors and journalists on the paper, in addition to the freezing of $2.3 million value of belongings, led Apply Each day to stop its operations final month. It bought 1,000,000 copies of its last version.

Following months of anti-government protests in 2019, Beijing final yr imposed a sweeping nationwide safety regulation within the semi-autonomous metropolis that critics say restricts the freedoms promised to the previous British colony that aren’t discovered on mainland China. Greater than 100 pro-democracy supporters have been arrested, and lots of others fled overseas.

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Hong Kong billionaire and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai and a number of other members of his workers had been arrested by a whole lot of police below Beijing’s new nationwide safety regulation, sparking international condemnation of what’s been known as the evisceration of Hong Kong’s rights. 1:54

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