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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2020 12:35 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/10/2020 12:35 PM
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Communist Chinese Arrest Hong Kong Newspaper Founder & Raid Apple Daily Headquarters

Hong Kong, China...Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, who was arrested today for “colluding with foreign forces” and risks life imprisonment under the National Security law recently imposed on Hong Kong by the Chinese regime.




PHOTO (ARCHIVE): ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP

Jimmy Lai, 71, founder of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, was arrested at his home residence on the morning of 10th August, 2020, under the accusation of “colluding with foreign forces”.  Lai’s two sons and at least seven other members of his team were also arrested. According to the new National Security Law imposed on June 30th by the Chinese regime, Lai risks life imprisonment if trialed in Hong Kong, and may even face the death penalty if the trial takes place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which the law does not exclude.

Simultaneously, two hundred police officers raided Apple Daily’s headquarters, blocking its journalists from entering the newsroom and obstructing several other major news outlets from covering the incident including Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters, Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK, and local media Initium, In-media and Stand News.

“By charging Apple Daily’s founder with ‘colluding with foreign forces’, the Hong Kong government clearly seeks to take down a symbolic figure of press freedom”, says Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary General, who urges for “all charges to be dropped and all defendants immediately released”.

Next Digital (formerly Next Media), the parent company of Apple Daily, is one of the few remaining Hong Kong media groups openly critical of the Chinese regime and provided extensive coverage of last year’s pro-democracy protests. Lai has since been arrested on two occasions for criminal intimidation and organising and participating in unauthorised demonstrations. In addition, two websites publicising the personal information of Apple Daily journalists with malicious intent that were previously blocked for doxing, made a brief reappearance online in early August.

The National Security Law allows the Chinese regime to directly intervene in the special administrative region of Hong Kong so as to suppress, with the appearance of legality, anything it deems to be “terrorism”, “secession”, “subversion” or “collusion with foreign forces”. The vast majority of the 115 journalists currently detained in China are imprisoned under allegations of a similar nature.

Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has fallen from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in the 2020 RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People's Republic of China, for its part, stagnates in 177th place out of 180 countries.

Source = Reporters Without Borders



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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-10 13:44:08   By: Anonymous
 
Know if you can read a local online newspaper about going on in the country and yet they’re so ill focused they bring in crap from all over the world I’m trying to avoid

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    Posted on: 2020-08-10 20:21:33   By: Anonymous
     
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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-10 13:54:38   By: Anonymous
 
Mr. Lai call hunter biden...

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    Posted on: 2020-08-10 14:00:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Joe finally came out of his bunker, now he's hiding under jill's dress sniffing...

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-08-10 14:14:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Honey you're sniffing the wrong hole...

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-08-10 20:46:58   By: Anonymous
         
        Wi Too Lo!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-08-10 16:59:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump’s press conference has ended after a series of falsehoods and misleading claims. At one point he compared the Covid-19 crisis to the “the great pandemic” of 1917, saying it was a “terrible thing” that “probably ended the Second World War, all the soldiers were sick”.

    The pandemic occurred in 1918, and World War II ended in 1945.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-10 14:33:53   By: Anonymous
 
Those laws are what this county needs right now it's time that law enforcement be able to do their job!!!

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    Posted on: 2020-08-10 14:40:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Wow you don't freakin' get it do you. Siding with the PRC over those who support democracy. You love you some fascists and commies. We'll see how you like it living under the boot. Do you masturbate to pictures of eva braun?

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      Posted on: 2020-08-10 14:44:53   By: Anonymous
       
      You do know you're talking about the new Democrat Party of America, socialism, communism.

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      Posted on: 2020-08-10 20:47:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Yeah, so.

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Trump Rocks
Posted on: 2020-08-10 14:56:17   By: Anonymous
 
President Trump signs Vivid 19 Executive Order and Nancy Pelosi and Schumer look like idiots trying to explain why they are losing.
To all the working American tax payers out there, Trump's signing means you get a seven and a half percent pay raise. The dumpacraps just dropped a huge load in their diapers, and now they're sitting in it.
Nancy was trying to make excuses why they just got slam dunked by Trump. It was hilarious watching her babble and her turning beet red.
Congrats on your raised.

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    Re: Trump Rocks
    Posted on: 2020-08-10 15:29:19   By: Anonymous
     

    This is how Hitler started, by having a biased, bigoted Media, only reporting what Hitler (Democrat/ liberal/ Media) wanted to verbalize, and to make false statements. That is a Fact, and another Fact, it's happening in our own country.


    VIDEO] Leaked Insider Recording From ABC News Reveals Network Executives Killed Bombshell Story Implicating Jeffrey Epstein
    Newly revealed footage leaked by an ABC insider has exposed how network executives rejected allegations against Jeffrey Epstein years ago, even though there was content regarding the merit of those claims in-hand.

    “I’ve Had This Story for Three Years… (ABC) Would Not Put It on The Air” says Good Morning America Breaking News Anchor, and 20/20 Co-Anchor Amy Robach. “It Was Unbelievable… We Had – Clinton, We Had Everything…”

    Robach: “We Had Her Whole Allegations About Prince Andrew…I Got a Little Concerned About Why I Couldn’t Get On.”

    Amy Robach Describes How She Interviewed a Woman Who Had the Courage to Come Forward “Years” Ago About Epstein: “She Had Pictures, She Had Everything. She Was in Hiding for Twelve Years. We Convinced Her to Come Out. We Convinced Her to Talk to Us.”

    Robach Details ABC’s Initial Response to Her: “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No One Knows Who That is. This is a Stupid Story”

    Robach: “Now it’s All Coming Out … I Freaking Had All Of It…”

    Amy Robach, ‘Good Morning America’ Co-Host and Breaking News Anchor at ABC, explains how a witness came forward years ago with information pertaining to Epstein, but Disney-owned ABC News refused to air the material for years. Robach vents her anger in a “hot mic” moment with an off-camera producer, explaining that ABC quashed the story in it’s early stages. “I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts (Now Virginia Guiffre) [alleged Epstein victim]. We would not put it on the air. Um, first of all, I was told “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein. No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

    She continues, “The Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.”

    Robach goes on to express she believes that Epstein was killed in prison saying, “So do I think he was killed? 100% Yes, I do…He made his whole living blackmailing people… Yup, there were a lot of men in those planes. A lot of men who visited that Island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.”

    Robach repeats a prophetic statement purportedly made by Attorney Brad Edwards “…[T]here will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known,” and Disgustedly Robach states “I had it all three years ago.”


    Project Veritas intends to continue its investigation into corruption in the Mainstream Media. We encourage that Brave insiders at these organizations come forward with any information they have, so that the public knows what is really going on within these media companies.









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      Re: Trump Rocks
      Posted on: 2020-08-10 15:53:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Here's Amy speaking about it all, from threats by Buckingham Palace, she had Bill Clinton's balls nailed to the wall, EVERYTHING, including she believes beyond a shadow of a doubt, Epstein was hit in prison.
      And you 73 Percentiles will still vote for a Democrat, why? Because you're like you cult leaders, criminals, dishonest, socialist minded, because some of us worked hard for our money, you didn't and feel cheated because of your stupidity, maybe your laziness, maybe you have no drive to better yourself, you're still waiting 40 years later for opportunity to knock, or one or more of the above.
      Wanna hear Amy air this out? If you don't want to hear the truth, just go to your CNN, AKA, Cartoon National Network.
      PS I just heard when it's Primetime News? Fox News wins hands down, National Ratings Number One in the country, and this is NOT Fox News.

      https://www.projectveritas.com/news/video-leaked-insider-recording-from-abc-news-reveals-network-executives-killed-bombshell-story-implicating-jeffrey-epstein/

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        Re: Trump Rocks
        Posted on: 2020-08-10 16:43:31   By: Anonymous
         
        May I suggest that you study up on the rise of the Nazi party. The parallels between Trump and the Fuehrer are striking. The propaganda espoused by Trump and his co-conspirators mirror that of the Nazi elite. All Trump's enablers will have to answer to their maker for the evil they sow.

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    Re: Trump Rocks
    Posted on: 2020-08-10 16:59:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump’s press conference has ended after a series of falsehoods and misleading claims. At one point he compared the Covid-19 crisis to the “the great pandemic” of 1917, saying it was a “terrible thing” that “probably ended the Second World War, all the soldiers were sick”.

    The pandemic occurred in 1918, and World War II ended in 1945.

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      Re: Trump Rocks
      Posted on: 2020-08-10 18:17:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Bla Bla Bla...

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        Re: Trump Rocks
        Posted on: 2020-08-10 19:52:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump supporters want to make the 2020 election about the voters.
        It's about the candidates.
        SRS, you fail to see the deficits of your current president.
        Misogyny. Racism. Cronyism. Fear mongering. Bullying(Be Best). Nationalism vs working with your Allies. FakeNews. Anti mask. No shelter in place. Total lack of leadership. On and on and on.
        Wake up!
        Trump is no leader. He's a divider.
        Deflect facts to the past administration. Everything is Obamas fault.
        Fcking idiot.

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          Re: Trump Rocks
          Posted on: 2020-08-10 20:49:11   By: Anonymous
           
          Yep

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        Re: Trump Rocks
        Posted on: 2020-08-11 09:42:50   By: Anonymous
         
        Yeah, don't trouble a Trump cultist with facts and history because they don't care about that. They only listen to the propaganda spewed by the draft dodger in chief and his rich, elitist, sycophantic pitchmen. It is so sad to see so many drinking the Kool-aid. Makes you wonder how far these mindless, angry, sheep will go upon orders from fearless leader. As a life long Republican, I am ashamed of what the GOP has devolved into.

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    Re: Trump Rocks
    Posted on: 2020-08-11 07:06:19   By: Anonymous
     
    No raise, more like a 3 month loan. This is a payroll tax holiday, not an actual reduction.

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      Re: Trump Rocks
      Posted on: 2020-08-11 07:41:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Its all part of the master plan.

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