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HK national security police arrest Apple Daily directors, seize reporting materials

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By Sharon Tam HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested five directors of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper on Thursday with a warrant to seize journalistic materials for the first time, in the latest blow to Jimmy Lai, the tabloid’s owner and a staunch Beijing critic. The warrant, which police said was aimed at gathering evidence for a case involving the national security law that Beijing imposed last year, raises further concerns about media freedoms in the Chinese-ruled city. It was the second time police have raided the Apple Daily headquarters; 200 officers went in last year t…

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