Hong Kong: Five Apple Daily newspaper directors arrested

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Hong Kong police arrested five directors at the Apple Daily newspaper early on Thursday morning, including its editor-in-chief, local media reported, in the latest blow to the newspaper’s jailed owner Jimmy Lai.

Hong Kong Police’s National Security Department said in a statement that five directors of a company had been arrested on suspicion of collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security.

It said only that the five included four men and a woman aged between 47 and 63. It did not provide other details.

Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/17/five-apple-daily-newspaper-directors-arrested-hong-kong/

Apple Daily said five of its directors, including editor-in-chief Ryan Law, chief executive officer Cheung Kim-hung, Chief Operating Officer Chow Tat-kuen, Deputy Chief Editor Chan Puiman and Chief Executive Editor Cheung Chi-wai had all been arrested in morning raids.

The newspaper said at about 7.30am local time officers arrived at the newspaper’s headquarters and cordoned off the area.

The paper broadcast live footage of the police raid on its Facebook account. Officers could be seen cordoning off the complex and walking through the building.

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