Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested under the territory’s national security legislation and accused of “colluding with foreign powers” in one of the most prominent arrests since China imposed the controversial law on the territory at the beginning of last month.
Mark Simon, a senior executive at Lai’s Next Media group, said on Twitter that the tycoon was “being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time”.
Lai’s Apple Daily reported that 10 police officers arrived at Lai’s home at about 7am (23:00 GMT on Sunday). Police also went to his son’s house at about the same time.
Pro-mainland newspapers say Lai’s son was also arrested.