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Apple Daily plans print-run of 500,000 after raid

2021-06-18 HKT 02:56
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Apple Daily says it is planning a print-run of up to 500,000 for Friday, the day after national security police arrested its editor-in-chief Ryan Law and four other senior executives. The pro-democracy newspaper's offices in Tseung Kwan O were also raided.

The paper says it is devoting eight pages to the incident.

Police on Thursday said the action was linked to newspaper articles calling for foreign sanctions.

Authorities also froze about HK$18 million of the media company's assets, with the Security Secretary John Lee saying he had reason to believe the money belonged to a criminal syndicate

In a letter to its readers on Thursday, Apple Daily said all its journalists had reported the truth legally and reasonably. The paper also said it had been left "speechless" by the government's warning for people to cut ties with it.