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International Press Institute condemns Jimmy Lai arrest

The International Press Institute (IPI) released a statement on April 20, 2020, condemning the arrest of Next Media group founder, Jimmy Lai.

“Alarm bells should be ringing loudly over the arrest of Jimmy Lai”, IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen said. “His detention is a sign that while the world is distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, China is moving to clamp down on independent media in Hong Kong in the wake of the territory’s pro-democracy movement. Hong Kong authorities should drop charges against Lai and protect the free flow of independent news and information – something the world needs now more than ever.”

You can read the full report here.

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