In Hong Kong, the National Security Police arrested six people on Wednesday in connection with the news site stand news. Newspaper South China Morning Newspaper describe it stand news as a “popular outlet among Hong Kong opposition activists”. stand news It will be closed after arrests and searches.
Hong Kong police said in a statement that they had arrested “six senior employees or former senior executives of an online media company” on charges of “conspiracy to publish inflammatory publications”. Police were given a search warrant to seize “relevant press materials” under the National Security Act. stand news It announced via Facebook that it would be closing its doors.
Since 1 July 1997, the former British colony has joined China, and Hong Kong has become semi-autonomous as a Special Administrative Region. Last year, China imposed a strict national security law on Hong Kong. Beijing hopes this will put an end to the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Hundreds of activists have been arrested under this security law, and it’s as mysterious as it is far-reaching.
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