Five officials from the pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple DailyIts editor, Ryan Lowe, was arrested on Thursday, June 17th “National Security Act”Police and the media said.
Five leaders were arrested in a raid on the premisesApple Daily “In alliance with a foreign country or with external factors aimed at endangering national security.”Hong Kong police said in a statement. Apple Daily Those arrested include Mr. Law.
Police sources have confirmed that all five have held managerial positions within the parent company Next Digital.Apple Daily.
Pictures of the raid are being broadcast live on Facebook
Lowe was among those arrested in a newspaper posting videos of the police raid live on Facebook. In these pictures, police officers enter the building with a security barrier.
The arrests are the latest in a series of police crackdowns on tabloids who have been vocal in their support for the pro-democracy movement. This is the second raid targeted Apple Daily Within a year.
The newspaper’s owner, billionaire Jimmy Loy, was accused of collusion after a raid in August. He is currently in jail on multiple charges for participating in pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong two years ago.