Hong Kong’s national security police arrested at least six current and former staff of Stand News for alleged “conspiracy to publish seditious publication” in an early morning raid on Wednesday, the region’s government said.
Stand News, a pro-democracy website in Hong Kong, says it is ceasing operations following a police raid and arrests of current and former editors, board members and a journalist. The move is the latest in an ongoing crackdown on dissent.
Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News shut down after police raided its office, froze its assets and arrested senior staff on suspected ‘seditious publication’ offenses, in the latest crackdown on the city’s media.
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Moon King Yawaru Yep, backslide into tyranny, imperialism is back in town! Only a egotistical and cowardly government attacks journalists, the corrupt and wicked fear the truth.
Karsen.Rio Freedom of the press does not mean inciting riots in Hong Kong at the behest of the United States and Britain. They were the instigators of the riots in Hong Kong.