Hong Kong, June 28 (ANI): Fung Wai-kong, a senior editorial author of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper Apple Each day was arrested on the metropolis airport on Sunday on costs of collusion, native media reported.
Apple Each day was final week compelled to close down after the town authorities froze its property and arrested 5 executives underneath the draconian Nationwide Safety Legislation.
Wai-kong’s arrest comes a couple of days after police arrested a columnist of now-defunct newspaper for allegedly “conspiring to collude with international international locations or international forces to hazard nationwide safety”, Axios reported.
The Hong Kong authorities have more and more been counting on the China-backed regulation, which supplies them broad energy to restrict folks’s political freedom and to arrest journalists on the impartial information outlet.
Final week, the Committee to Shield Journalists (CPJ) has stated it should honour Jimmy Lai, the imprisoned founding father of Hong Kong’s Subsequent Digital media firm and Apple Each day newspaper, with the 2021 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.
The award is introduced yearly by CPJ’s board of administrators to acknowledge extraordinary and sustained dedication to press freedom.
“Jimmy Lai isn’t just a champion of a free press, he’s a press freedom warrior. He fights for the appropriate of his Apple Information group to publish freely, at the same time as China and its backers in Hong Kong use each software to quash them,” stated Kathleen Carroll, chair of CPJ’s board. (ANI)