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Former Apple Daily editor in Hong Kong arrested under security law

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Police from Hong Kong’s national security department have confirmed the arrest of a former editor of the disbanded newspaper Apple Daily. In a Wednesday statement the force said its members had arrested a 51-year-old male for alleged “collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security.” Apple Daily was forced to close last month, after its assets were frozen in conjunction to continued investigations into its owner Jimmy Lai, currently in jail without bail, on the same charges. Thousands queued across the city to purchase its final edition on June 24, in a…

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