Beijing imposed the NSL, National security law,legislation on Hong Kong at the end of June, following months of anti-government protests last year
First NSL imposed on media tycoon. Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon and prominent democracy activist Jimmy Lai under a national security law passed in late June, and raided the offices of his flagship newspaper.
High profile Media tycoon and pro democracy activists Jimmy Lai is arrested.
Jimmy Lai is being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time,” Mark Simon, a senior executive at Lai’s media company Next Digital, which publishes local tabloid Apple Daily, said early on Monday.
Lai was shown handcuffed as he was taken away by officers from his home on Monday morning, according to a live feed.
Police said that seven people ages 39 to 72 had been arrested on suspicion of “breaches” of the security legislation, with offenses including collusion with a foreign country or external elements to endanger national security. An investigation is underway, it said. While the force didn’t name any of the people arrested, Lai is 72 years old.