Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was arrested and brought out by police from his flat early on Monday on suspicion of breaching national security law. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was arrested and brought out by police from his flat early on Monday on suspicion of breaching national security law. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was arrested and brought out by police from his flat early on Monday on suspicion of breaching national security law. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
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Apple Daily case an acid test for judicial independence of Hong Kong

  • First high-profile arrests under national security law at newspaper have attracted worldwide attention and raised fears for press freedom – it is essential that justice must be seen to be done

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was arrested and brought out by police from his flat early on Monday on suspicion of breaching national security law. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was arrested and brought out by police from his flat early on Monday on suspicion of breaching national security law. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was arrested and brought out by police from his flat early on Monday on suspicion of breaching national security law. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
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