Hong Kong: Swarm of 200 Police Raid Anti-Communist Newspaper: Filed under never trust a commie
Nearly 200 police officers swarmed the offices of Apple Daily,
one of Hong Kong’s most-read anti-communist newspapers, on Monday,
arresting owner Jimmy Lai, two of his sons, and several other staffers.
Lai, arrested twice already in 2020 for his opposition to Chinese
communism, will now reportedly face charges under the “national
security” law passed illegally through Beijing’s parliament in May. The
law commands a minimum of ten years in prison for anyone found guilty of
“terrorism,” “secessionist” crimes, enabling “foreign interference,” or
“subverting” state power. As Lai is currently 72 years old, he faces
spending the majority of the rest of his life behind bars.