Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai released on bail

The Hong Kong pro-democracy figure and media mogul Jimmy Lai has received a hero’s welcome on return to his newspaper after his arrest on allegations of foreign collusion. Chinese state media labelled him a ‘genuine traitor’. Lai, his sons, senior executives from his Next Digital media company and others including the activist Agnes Chow were detained under Beijing’s national security law on Monday. Hundreds of police officers raided the offices and newsroom of Apple Daily, the tabloid Lai founded, in a move decried as an assault on press freedom. Most of the 10 arrested were released on bail
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