Hong Kong’s Apple Daily announces closure by Saturday

Apple Daily in its print form will come to an end no later than the last edition on Saturday 26 June 2021, said the paper’s board in a statement

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will print its final edition ‘no later than Saturday’, its board confirmed Wednesday, after police froze its accounts and arrested staff using a new national security law.

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“Due to the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong, Apple Daily in its print form will come to an end no later than the last edition on Saturday 26 June 2021 and the digital version will no longer be accessible no later than 11:59pm on Saturday 26 June 2021,” the paper’s board said in a brief statement.

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