A really sad day for the staff and readers of Apple Daily and a truly bad day for press freedom and free speech: BREAKING: Last edition of Apple Daily to print no later than Sat, as board forced to halt all Hong Kong operations

Jun 23, 2021 | Featured

A really sad day for the staff and readers of Apple Daily and a truly bad day for press freedom and free speech: BREAKING: Last edition of Apple Daily to print no later than Sat, as board forced to halt all Hong Kong operations

https://hongkongfp.com/2021/06/23/breaking-last-edition-of-apple-daily-to-print-no-later-than-sat-as-board-forced-to-halt-all-hong-kong-operations/

This is a really sad day for the staff and readers of Apple Daily and a truly bad day for press freedom and free speech

Following the imposition of the sweeping national security law in June last year, Beijing’s latest assault on Apple Daily is a particularly graphic example of the CCP’s long campaign of crackdown on dissent and democracy in Hong Kong – and which has also seen the imprisonment of the paper’s founder, Jimmy Lai.

Where is global Britain is in all of this? Will the custodians of the Sino-British joint declaration speak up on the egregious violation of human rights and for press freedom?

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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