Executive editor-in-chief Lam Man-chung, associate publisher and deputy chief editor Chan Pui-man and editorial writers Fung Wai-kong and Yang Ching-ki have been arrested, South China Morning Post reported.
Journalists of the closed newspaper Apple Daily have been arrested
Even after forcing Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy newspaper to ‘lock’, China is not deterring its antics. After closing the publication of Apple Daily Newspaper and confiscating its assets, now its employees are being targeted. In fact, the Hong Kong Police has accused two top editors of the newspaper and two editorial writers of collusion. Local media reported that these people were arrested by Hong Kong Police on Wednesday.
Executive Editor-in-Chief Lam Man-chung was the eighth Apple Daily newspaper reporter arrested in recent weeks. City officials have swiftly acted against those protesting. There itself. The central government of China is busy taking over this semi-autonomous region. According to the news of ‘South China Morning Post’, Lam was arrested on Wednesday. Associate publisher and deputy chief editor Chan Pui-man and editorial writers Fung Wai-kong and Yeung Ching-ki were also detained on Wednesday after their bail was canceled, local media reported.
Arrested under National Security Act
The four journalists of the newspaper have been accused of conspiring with a foreign country or with outside elements. All these people have been arrested under the National Security Act. The police have confirmed that four people between the ages of 51 and 57 have been arrested. But it has not revealed the identity of these people. All these people will be presented in the court on Thursday. Chan was among five Apple Daily executives and editors arrested on June 17, while Young and Fung were arrested a few days later.
What did the security minister say about the arrest?
Hong Kong’s Security Minister Chris Tang denied that the arrests would trigger a “white terror” among journalists. ‘White Terror’ refers to the atmosphere of fear caused by political repression. He said that whoever commits a crime, regardless of his background, will be arrested. Then whatever they do or what is their profession. In fact, these things do not make any difference, the minister said. If they commit a crime, they will be arrested. And if any evidence is found, they will be prosecuted.
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