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Critics accuse Hong Kong of crackdown on press freedom

Video Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO - Duration: 02:07s - Published
Critics accuse Hong Kong of crackdown on press freedom

Critics accuse Hong Kong of crackdown on press freedom

The arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai under controversial national security law is expected to be the beginning of prominent people's targeting.


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Case against media tycoon dates back to 2017 and is not related to his arrest under China-imposed national security law.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 01:34Published
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CNN reports Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested early Monday. Lai is known for his support of the city's pro-democracy movement and criticism of China. The arrest comes under the new security law imposed on the city last month by Beijing, which bans "collusion with foreign forces." The Hong Kong Police Force say seven people were arrested, aged 39 to 72. Charges against them include collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security, and conspiracy to commit fraud.

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