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Lai Arrested Under National-Security Law

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and several executives at the media company he founded have been arrested for colluding with foreign forces, the highest profile arrests thus far under a sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing just over a month ago.

Lai, 71, is the chairman and majority owner of the staunchly pro-democratic newspaper Apple Daily and its publishing company, Next Digital. Share prices for Next Media surged 300% within hours of his arrest as pro-democracy supporters urged each other online to support the company.

Lai's two sons Timothy Lai and Ian Lai were also arrested Monday morning after being accused, respectively, of conspiracy to defraud and collusion with foreign forces. Hong Kong police said a total of seven individuals — among them Next Media executives — had been arrested on Monday under the national security law for colluding with foreign forces.

"It's a combination of charges. Most are being arrested on some type of conspiracy to commit fraud charges ... but really it's just an effort to decapitate the management as they took out the top senior management with those charges," Mark Simon, a senior executive at Next Digital, told NPR.

 

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China is just the worst. 

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spartan max2
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Everyone knew Hong Kong lost it's freedom the second the Security Law was forced upon them.

Jimmy is just the biggest name to be arrested but they have been arresting many.

Just last month they arrested a prominent law professor. Pro-democracy candidates getting "disqualified". 

Free thought is dead in Hong Kong.

Good job China you ****en backwards idiots. 

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seanjo

They're sending their Moslems to death camps, they are responsible for a worldwide pandemic and the jackboot is descending in Hong Kong...Thaaaaaat's Communism...:tsu:

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OverSword

For a country with 'People's' right in the title, the people have very little say.  

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spartan max2
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It's odd that Lai and all the others being arrested didn't get arrested until the new Security Law from China was forced on Hong Kong.

This is exactly what everyone in Hong Kong said would happen with the extradition bill and Security Law (hence all the protest).

That it would obviously be used to supress free speech and free speech.

Pro-dem candidates "disqualified".

Professors fired.

Media being shut down and Lai being arrested. His true crime was simply have a pro-democracy newspaper.

Anyone who supports what is going on plain and simple do not believe in free press or free speech.

They would be perfect drones for the like of Stalin and Hitler "he broke the law", ignoring that the unjust law was forced on Hong Kong for this very reason, to oppress them.

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OverSword
4 minutes ago, spartan max2 said:

Anyone who supports what is going on plain and simple do not believe in freed press or free speech.

Apparently it is illegal in China to have an opinion or support candidates that you wish to represent you.  Hard to believe a smart guy like Jimmy Lai would be spreading foreign money around in a Chinese election. It would be suicidal and I don't believe he has a death wish for one second.  This is exactly what it appears to be, suppression of dissenting political points of view by tyrants spreading terror among the populace by showing what will happen if you try to speak up.  

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spartan max2
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8 minutes ago, OverSword said:

 

Truly a courageous and honourable man.

Everyone knew exactly what this BS legislation was designed to do. 

He had enough money to leave whenever he wanted to and escape to any nation he wanted. But he chose to stay to fight for the rights of his people. 

Anyone who mocks that commitment is a coward and weak :no:.

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In an interview with Reuters in May, Lai pledged to stay in Hong Kong and continue to fight for democracy even though he expected to be one of the targets of the new legislation.

 

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Great Old Man

CCP always arrests innocent people.

Someday CCP will pay for this.

NO more violence on Hong kong!

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spartan max2
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Lai is out in bail for the moment.

Also, some noteworthy quotes.

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Lai was released in the early hours of Wednesday, flanked by his lawyers, and greeted by supporters who chanted "fight till the end" and "support apple, have an apple a day", referring to the pro-democracy tabloid.

 

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In total, 10 people were arrested on Monday, with the targeting of pro-democracy opposition figures in the semi-autonomous territory drawing international criticism and raising fears that Beijing is revoking freedoms promised under the "one country, two systems" formula that has been in place since the end of British colonial rule in 1997. 

 

 

https://www-aljazeera-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2020/08/hong-kong-media-tycoon-lai-released-bail-arrest-200811173810887.html?amp_js_v=a3&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=15972360280470&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aljazeera.com%2Fnews%2F2020%2F08%2Fhong-kong-media-tycoon-lai-released-bail-arrest-200811173810887.html

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Agnes Chow, 23 year old pro democracy activist.  One of the activist who was also arrested is now being dubbed as "the real Mulan".

These people all have so much courage and honor fighting for what the rest of us take for granted and never had to fight for. :sm

https://www-bbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-china-53746867?amp_js_v=a3&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=15972395803087&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fworld-asia-china-53746867

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third_eye

Follow the money... or missing money... Where's Joshua? 

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26 Jun 2020 · The funding freeze came on June 9, five days after ... benefited the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.
 
13 Nov 2019 · It added that they channeled money to student unions, religious groups and local pro-democracy outfits to recruit ...
 
 
 
27 Aug 2019 · The NED is bankrolling Hong Kong "pro-democracy" and ... The Department of State funds the NED. As such ...
 
 
 
19 Dec 2019 · Police accused of smear tactics after raiding non-profit that supports protests, alleging money-laundering.

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spartan max2
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22 minutes ago, third_eye said:

Follow the money... or missing money... Where's Joshua? 

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:lol:

 

 

 

Oh gee, oh God, the horror. The absolute horror of what this money is being used for :lol:

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The students association at the Hong Kong Baptist University announced on its Facebook in July a lump sum allocation of HK$500,000 to purchase protective gear, offer medical treatment to injured protesters and hire lawyers for detained students.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students Union set aside more than HK$1 million in July when protests started to become violent and more tertiary students joined the rallies.

The above quote is from social media post, actual proof.

The rest of the article seems like some clear propaganda conspiracy slander. "from a Beijing based magazine" haha. 

 

The millions of people protesting aren't actually mad. It's all just CIA agents :ph34r:

The "outside provacator" boogyman has been used throughout all of time to try and invalidate protest and movement. Its the oldest playbook out there. Next. 

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24 minutes ago, spartan max2 said:

The millions of people protesting aren't actually mad. It's all just CIA agents :ph34r:

The "outside provacator" boogyman has been used throughout all of time to try and invalidate protest and movement. Its the oldest playbook out there. Next. 

The Court calls Mark Simon... 

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2 days ago · Mark Simon has a close relationship with Jimmy Lai. The investigation found that at least 17 private limited companies  ...
 

2 days ago · 10th August 2020 – (Hong Kong) Mark Simon and Jimmy Lai have a close relationship and ...

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15 Sep 2019 · Protesters in Hong Kong march to the U.S. Consulate. ... U.S. tour, which included meetings with officials from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's office ...
 
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22 Jul 2020 · Law asks for strong reaction if legislative candidates disqualified under national security act.
 
10 Jul 2019 · He met the two top officials on Monday. ... Next Digital owner Jimmy Lai meets US Vice President ... Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the legislation process ...
 
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Why you dirty rat... 

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Saru

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Enough with the bickering please.

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