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Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper faces closure

DW, 21 Jun 2021
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has said it may be forced to stop publication within days, after the government froze its assets.
More than 500 police officers raided the newsroom and arrested five executives last Thursday, saying its articles had breached a sweeping Chinese national security law. The company's CEO Jimmy Lai was already charged and imprisoned under the same law in April. The government froze the company's assets, leaving it unable to pay staff. The paper now says its Friday issue is likely to be its last.

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