Hong Kong Update

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai and Labour Party vice-chair Lee Cheuk-yan

United States expresses concern over arrest of Hong Kong publisher

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested on charges of illegal assembly

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/28/hong-kong-media-tycoon-jimmy-lai-arrested-on-charges-of-illegal-assembly

Hong Kong Media Mogul Charged Over Protests as Authorities Target Pro-Democracy Figures

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-media-mogul-charged-over-protests-as-authorities-target-pro-democracy-figures-11582885716?fbclid=IwAR3-MLnF_cXImVovbxPwM-dehJE6VNH8K4AU9dms-iKu3S1D5H7B_zodWo8

Hong Kong protests: Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai charged over August 31 march and alleged intimidation of reporter at 2017 vigil

  • Apple Daily founder will appear at Eastern Court on May 5 along with former lawmakers Lee Cheuk-yan and Yeung Sum
  • They are accused of knowingly joining an illegal assembly on August 31, violating the Public Order Ordinance

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3052789/hong-kong-protests-apple-daily-owner-jimmy-lai-arrested

Hong Kong Newspaper Owner Arrested on Charges of Unlawful Assembly and Intimidation

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested over march

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/hong-kong-media-tycoon-jimmy-lai-arrested-over-march

After arrests of Jimmy Lai & Lee Cheuk-yan this a.m., a full list of #HK pro-democracy & protest leaders arrested since protests began on June 9. In all, 31 arrested 38 times, incl party leaders, Legco members, march organizers, students leaders & DCs. 15 are currently on trial.

Hong Kong arrests call to mind the “knock on the door at the dead of night” and the rounding up of opposition voices by the NKVD/KGB, the Gestapo, Securitate, the Stasi, and the rest. The methodology and practices of the Cultural Revolution along with the totalitarianism and intolerance of authoritarian States should be consigned to history, not mimicked in Hong Kong. The authorities in Hong Kong should be using all their energy and resources to

Hong Kong arrests call to mind the “knock on the door at the dead of night” and the rounding up of opposition voices by the NKVD/KGB, the Gestapo, Securitate, the Stasi, and the rest. The methodology and practices of the Cultural Revolution along with the totalitarianism and intolerance of authoritarian States should be consigned to history, not mimicked in Hong Kong. The authorities in Hong Kong should be using all their energy and resources to fight the Coronavirus not harassing and intimidating proponents of democracy. These arrests represent a truly shocking and very serious setback for ‘one country, two systems’ and Hong Kong’s freedoms.

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