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Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai released on bail: AFP

August 11, 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been released from police custody, over a day after being detained under a sweeping security law imposed by China, an AFP journalist saw.

Lai walked free from a Hong Kong police station at roughly midnight (1600 GMT) as cheering supporters greeted his release.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.