Written by: Cai Zhengbang, Deng Yongzhong, Feng Guoliang, Li Jingshan, Qiu Qiqian, Huang Yingjin, Zhen Yiheng, Ma Weijie
2020-08-10 07:58Last update date: 2020-08-10 10:09
Agent Li Zhiying, founder of Next Media Group, went to investigate this morning (10th). The news alleged that the police arrested Li Zhiying in violation of the National Security Law. He was suspected of colluding with foreign countries or foreign forces to endanger national security in Article 29; it also alleged that he was involved in the crime of conspiracy to defraud and incitement. It is also known that several senior officials of One Media, including CEO Zhang Jianhong, were arrested; Mark Simon was wanted by the police. At 9:34 in the morning, Li Zhiying was handcuffed and escorted into a seven-man vehicle by police officers. A large number of police officers arrived at One Media Building in Tseung Kwan O for investigation.
[Li Zhiying arrested] Li Zhiying, the founder of Next Media, was handcuffed and escorted to the police station by police officers. (Photo by Luo Junhao)
It is reported that the police arrested Li Zhiying, the founder of Next Media Group, for violating the "National Security Law", and went to his mansion on Kadoorie Road, Homantian for investigation at 7 o'clock this morning. He is suspected of colluding with foreign countries or foreign forces to endanger national security; he also alleged that he was involved in fraud. In addition, it is reported that Li Zhiying's second son, Lai Yao-en, also assisted in the investigation at his residence in Saigon. Li Zhiying’s assistant Mark Simon posted on Twitter, confirming that the detectives came to Li Zhiying and his son’s apartment to search for evidence with a search warrant. At 9:34 in the morning, Li Zhiying was handcuffed and escorted into a seven-man vehicle by police officers.
A total of 7 persons are known to be arrested, including several senior executives of Next Media such as Chief Executive Officer Zhang Jianhong, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Zhou Daquan, Chief Executive Officer of Next Media Huang Weiqiang, General Manager of Next Media Animation Wu Daguang; Li Zhiying and his two sons Li Jianen And Li Yaoen. Mark Simon is wanted by the police.
The 72-year-old Li Zhiying is involved in lawsuits. 15 pan-democrats, including him, were accused of participating in and organizing unapproved gatherings during the anti-amendment campaign from August to October last year. Inciting others to participate, involving 4 cases. In addition, on the 31st anniversary of June 4th this year, the Stake Association was prohibited by the police from holding an assembly in Victoria Park for the first time. Li Zhiying and a total of 13 others went to mourn that night, and later received a summons accusing them of illegally inciting others to participate in an unauthorized assembly.
[Li Zhiying Arrested] Li Zhiying was arrested for collusion with foreign forces, conspiracy to defraud, and incitement, and a lawyer was present. (Photo by Cai Zhengbang)
The police arrested Li Zhiying for violating the National Security Law. He was suspected of colluding with foreign countries or foreign forces to endanger national security in Article 29. He also alleged that he was involved in the crime of conspiracy to defraud and incitement. He went to his mansion in Ho Man Tin for investigation today. (Photo by Qiu Qiqian)
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