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In Hong Kong under the new Chinese law was detained opponents of China

by alex

В Гонконге по новому китайскому закону задержали противников Китая

In Hong Kong under the new Chinese law on national security detained media tycoon Jimmy Lai (Li Jin), who is considered one of the organizers of the protests against the influence of mainland China. This was reported by the South China Morning Post.

Together with Barking arrested two of his sons, and shortly thereafter, the police had raided the office belonging to him of the newspaper Apple Daily and detained its key employees. Just at the time of publication 7 people arrested in operation involved 200 police officers.

According to SCMP, the media tycoon is accused of “collusion with a foreign country, uttering seditious speeches, and fraudulent conspiracy.” It is reported that the prosecution in the work of the foreigners also brought one of his sons, and fraud is different.

It is noted that Lai is considered one of the main organizers of protests against the strengthening of Beijing, held last year. It is also believed that he has close ties with the United States.

The national security law of Hong Kong was passed by the Chinese Parliament on 30 June. It gives the right to the Chinese authorities to stop the actions that will be perceived as a threat to national security, particularly to prevent protests and to prosecute their leaders.

Hong Kong returned to China from the lease by agreement between him and Britain in 1997. According to the joint Declaration of China and Britain, the city was promised broad autonomy for 50 years.

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