Written by: Ling Yide
2020-08-10 07:58Last update date: 2020-08-10 08:55
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.
Li Zhiying, the founder of Next Media Group, was arrested on charges of colluding with foreign powers and fraud. The agents went to the mansion to investigate.
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.
It is also known that there are also several senior officials of One Media, including Chief Executive Officer Zhang Jianhong and Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Zhou Daquan; 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 was arrested for collusion with foreign forces, conspiracy to defraud, and incitement, and a lawyer was present. (Photo by Cai Zhengbang)
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