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National security law: Hong Kong authorities freeze assets of Apple Daily media tycoon Jimmy Lai

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Assets belonging to pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai were frozen by the Hong Kong authorities on Friday.

The Secretary for Security cited the ongoing national security law investigation into the founder of the Apple Daily newspaper in a press release on Friday.

Jimmy Lai. File Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.

Lai is currently behind bars awaiting trial on three charges relating to alleged collusion with a foreign country. He is also currently serving a jail term over a peaceful, unauthorised protest in 2019.

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