The wave of arrests on the basis of the controversial security law of Peking continues: Now the Hong Kong media Mogul Jimmy was taken Lai festival. As one of his closest associates, Mark Simon, on Monday via Twitter announced, will Lai is accused of an alleged conspiracy with foreign powers.
The Chinese government has enforced the controversial security law in June over the Hong Kong para-ment. It is regarded as a massive incision in the autonomy of the financial hub and former British colony Hong Kong, which had been at the Handover to China in 1997, according to the principle of "One country, two systems" for at least 50 years says. The law provides for life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for numerous Offences, the China authorities as Subversion, secession and terrorism. According to critics, it explains each Form of political Protest illegal.
Jimmy Lai is one of the most famous activists in Hong Kong for freedom and democracy. He directs, among other things, the government-critical daily newspaper "Apple Daily" and is considered to be supporters of the protest movement. Already in February, Jimmy was accused of Lai, since he has organized illegal demonstrations, and advertised.
A statement from the police was not first. Observers believe that the arrest of Lais could provoke new protests. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam was last under strong criticism after the for 6. September's planned parliamentary elections because of the Corona-has moved to pandemic to a whole year. The civil society considers that the decision is a pretext to prevent an election victory for the Opposition.Updated Date: 09 August 2020, 22:19