Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law
HONG KONG (AP) — An aide to Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai says Lai was arrested under the city’s national security law on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers. Hong Kong police said seven people had been arrested on suspicion of violating the national security law, but did not reveal the names of those arrested. Lai, who owns popular tabloid Apple Daily, is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticizes China’s authoritarian rule. Simon said that police searched both Lai and his son’s home, as well as other members of media group Next Media, which Lai founded.