Asia | In a blow to the city’s press freedom, police arrest Apple Daily publisher Jimmy Lai and raid his newspaper office
by June Cheng
Posted 8/12/20, 05:39 pm
Two hundred police officers in face masks barged into Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newsroom Monday, hours after police arrested the pro-democracy newspaper’s publisher, Jimmy Lai, on charges of “colluding with foreign forces” under the new national security law. The arrest and raid make up the highest-profile attack on the free press in Hong Kong since the law went into effect on June 30.