Hong Kong leader denies Apple Daily arrests infringe press freedom

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that arresting executives of pro-democracy Apple Daily should not be seen as an infringement of press freedom, rejecting criticisms from the United States that the arrests were "politically motivated." Speaking in a news briefing, following the newspaper's announcement the previous day that it could be forced to shut within days as the government froze its company assets, Lam said the arrests were made due to its violation of the national security law. "What we are dealing is not about the news organization or news coverage, but an alleged act that enda...

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