Editor, CEO Denied Bail in Apple Daily Case in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago.

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A pro-democracy activist holding a copy of Apple Daily newspaper protests outside a court in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 19, 2021, to demand to release political prisoners. The top editor of the Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper and the head of its parent company were brought to a courthouse Saturday for their first hearing since their arrest under the city's national security law.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city’s national security law. Ryan Law, the chief editor, and Cheung Kim-hung, the CEO of Next Digital, have been charged with collusion with a foreign country to endanger national security in a case widely seen…

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