Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Day by day senior editor

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong nationwide safety police on Wednesday arrested a former editor on the now-defunct Apple Day by day pro-democracy newspaper, weeks after the paper was compelled to shut after authorities froze its property.

Lam Man-chung, who was the chief editor-in-chief of Apple Day by day, was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to collude with international forces to hazard nationwide safety, in keeping with the South China Morning Publish newspaper, which cited an unnamed supply. He’s the eighth particular person 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 places of work, taking away arduous drives and laptops as proof. The arrests of high executives, editors and journalists on the paper, in addition to the freezing of $2.three million price of property, led Apply Day by day to stop its operations final month. It bought one million copies of its closing version.

Lam Man-chung, former executive editor-in-chief at Apple Daily, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of conspiring to collude with foreign forces to endanger national security.
Lam Man-chung, former govt editor-in-chief at Apple Day by day, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of conspiring to collude with international forces to hazard nationwide safety.
AP

Following months of anti-government protests in 2019, Beijing final yr imposed a sweeping nationwide safety legislation 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.