One of Hong kong's most high-profile entrepreneurs and pro-democracy activists Jimmy Lai has been arrested.
It joins the Jimmy Lais media company Next Digital early on Monday morning local time. It writes the news agency Reuters.
He has been arrested for suspicion of collaboration with foreign powers in connection with a disputed sikkerhedslov, which China introduced in Hong kong in June.
- Jimmy Lai has been arrested on the grounds of collaboration with foreign powers, said Mark Simon, managing director of Next Digital.
It appears not, what are the 'powers' are.
A politikilde confirm to AFP news agency, that the Lai has been arrested and charged with cooperation with foreign powers and for fraud.
According to Reuters, police in Hong kong a total of arrested seven persons on suspicion of violation of the city sikkerhedslov.
the Arrest can potentially have major consequences for the 71-year-old Jimmy Lai and the other arrested, as the new sikkerhedslov prohibits rebellion or attempts at secession. It can give a prison sentence of up to life imprisonment.
Mediemogulen and billionaire Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of the chinese regime, and he has played a central role for the pro-democracy movement in Hong kong.
In an interview with Reuters in may, stated Lai, he would be in Hong kong and continue to fight for democracy, although he is expected to be one of the objectives of the new sikkerhedslov.
At the end of February was Jimmy Lai arrested and charged for illegally to have participated in a public demonstration against the government in Hong kong on 31. august of last year.
Back in 2014, was Jimmy Lai arrested after he refused to leave a prodemokratisk demonstration in Hong kong.
At the end of July the arrested Hong kong police four younger students for suspected breaches of sikkerhedsloven.
It was the first time that the law was used to arrest, which is not connected to the demonstrations.