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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, aide says

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, aide says

10/08/2020 05:15:00

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, aide says

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, aide says

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 02:05 AMZen Soo, Associated PressAn aide to Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai says Mr Lai was arrested on Monday under the city’s national security law on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers.“Jimmy Lai is being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time,” Mark Simon wrote on Twitter.

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Hong Kong police said in a statement that seven people had been arrested on suspicion of violating the national security law, but did not reveal the names of those arrested.Mr Lai, who owns popular tabloid Apple Daily, is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticises China’s authoritarian rule.

Mr Simon said that police searched both Mr Lai and his son’s home, as well as other members of media group Next Media, which Mr Lai founded. Read more: Irish Examiner »

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