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‘This is a highly concerning sign of the erosion of freedom of speech’ amid arrest of Apple Daily executives

Sky News host Sharri Markson says the “latest victim” in China’s crackdown on Hong Kong is the arrest of executives from the newspaper, Apple Daily – founded by Jimmy Lai – who have been charged under a national security law.

“The editor, the CEO, and five executives were arrested on Thursday when 500 police raided the newsroom,” Ms Markson said.

“They’ve been charged with collusion with a foreign country. It was described like a crime scene”.

Ms Markson spoke to Apple Daily contributor Jack Hazlewood about the latest unfolding events.

“It came without warning,” Mr Hazlewood said.

“This is a highly concerning sign of the erosion of freedom of speech and the change in Hong Kong that were now seeing,” Ms Markson said.

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