17 Jun 2021

Hong Kong police arrest five executives at pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Five senior staff at a pro-democracy tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong have been arrested, in another sign of the Chinese government’s crackdown on dissent.

Hundreds of police were sent in to detain the editor-in-chief and four other executives at the Apple Daily, and the assets of three linked companies were also frozen.

Those arrested are accused of using “journalistic work to collude with a foreign country.”