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8/10, 5:54 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pompeo condemns arrest of HK media owner

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rebuked on Monday the arrest of Jimmy Lai, the publisher of Hong Kong’s newspaper Apple Daily, by China authorities, and blamed the Chinese Communist Party for violating the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people.

"I’m deeply troubled by reports of the arrest of @JimmyLaiApple under Hong Kong's draconian National Security Law. Further proof that the CCP has eviscerated Hong Kong's freedoms and eroded the rights of its people," Pompeo wrote in a tweet.

The United Kingdom criticized Lai's arrest over the alleged foreign conspiracy earlier in the day.

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