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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and activist Agnes Chow released on bail

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Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai was released on bail nearly two days after being arrested under Beijing’s new national security law. Meanwhile, young political activist, Agnes Chow was also released on bail just before midnight. Chow says her arrest was ‘political persecution,’ and accused the regime of using the national security law to ‘suppress political dissidents.’ The security law punishes anything China considers subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.

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