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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:22 AM

Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily senior editor

Source: AP

By ZEN SOO

HONG KONG (AP) Hong Kong national security police on Wednesday arrested a former editor at the now-defunct Apple Daily pro-democracy newspaper, weeks after the paper was forced to close after authorities froze its assets.

Lam Man-chung, who was the executive editor-in-chief of Apple Daily, was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to collude with foreign forces to endanger national security, according to the South China Morning Post newspaper, which cited an unnamed source. He is the eighth person from the newspaper who has been arrested in recent weeks.

Two other former Apple Daily journalists associate publisher and deputy chief editor Chan Pui-man, as well as chief editorial writer Fung Wai-kong were also detained Wednesday after their bail was revoked, according to local media reports.

Chan was among the five Apple Daily executives and editors arrested on June 17, and Fung was first arrested at the airport late last month while allegedly attempting to leave on a flight to the U.K.



FILE - In this June 23, 2021, file photo, Lam Man-chung, center, executive editor-in-chief of Apple Daily, gestures at the headquarters before the newspaper stop publishing in Hong Kong. Hong Kong national security police on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, arrested Lam, weeks after the paper was forced to close after authorities froze its assets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)


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