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Former "Apple Daily" 4 editor involved in violation of national security law, postponed to hear Chen Peimin and others all refused bail

2021-07-22T03:50:50.971Z

Four former "Apple Daily" senior editors, including former executive editor-in-chief Lin Wenzong and former deputy president Chen Peimin, were accused of violating the "Hong Kong National Security Act" and charged with "conspiracy to collude with foreign countries or endanger the country by foreign forces."



Four former "Apple Daily" senior editors, including former executive editor-in-chief Lin Wenzong and former deputy president Chen Peimin, were accused of violating the "Hong Kong National Security Law" and charged with "conspiracy to collude with foreign countries or endanger national security by foreign forces." After being detained overnight for investigation, they were escorted to the West Kowloon Court this morning (22nd) by officers of the National Security Department of the police.

The charges are that they and the founder of Next Media Li Zhiying, etc., conspired to request foreign organizations to sanction China and Hong Kong.

The prosecution opposed the defendant’s release on bail and requested that the case be postponed until September 30 for another hearing. All the defendants were refused bail.


The four defendants include: Yang Qingqi (former chief writer, signed "Li Ping"), Chen Peimin (female, former vice president), Feng Weiguang (former English version executive) and Lin Wenzong (former executive editor).

They were accused of conspiring in Hong Kong with Apple Daily Co., Ltd., Apple Daily Printing Co., Ltd., Apple Internet Co., Ltd., Zhang Jianhong, Luo Weiguang, Li Zhiying and others between July 1, 2020 and April 3, 2021. , Requesting foreign or overseas institutions, organizations, and personnel to impose sanctions, blockades, or other hostile actions against the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the People's Republic of China.

The prosecution wanted to adjourn the case because there are a large number of electronic equipment to be tested, including computers, servers and phones, and there are 25 boxes of documents and nearly 1,000 items, and some personal and institutional financial data need to be checked.

The situation in West Kowloon Court this morning.

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The former "Apple Daily" editors and editors were investigated and arrested in recent months.

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Former "Apple Daily" executive editor Lin Wenzong was arrested for violating the National Security Law, the police station is now detained by the National Security Department, "Apple" Lin Wenzong, Chen Peimin and other former senior reporters are worried about the intensified self-censorship. The police urged the traffic agent to report the article involved in the case. The police revoked the former "Apple" vice president Chen Peimin and the chief author "Lu Feng" 2 people are now detained on bail

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Source: hk1

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