BREAKING: Veteran Hong Kong journalist Allan Au arrested by national security police – reports

Hong Kong veteran journalist Allan Au was arrested by national security police on Monday morning, local media reported. A source close to the matter confirmed the arrest with HKFP.

iCable, Now News, and Sing Tao cited sources saying that Au was arrested for allegedly conspiring to publish seditious materials, under colonial-era anti-sedition legislation. The former two outlets reported that Au’s arrest was linked with the Stand News case.

Allan Au Ka-lun. Photo: HKFP/Ellie Ng.

The 54-year-old journalist, who worked as a senior producer at TVB News and a radio host on RTHK, was also a columnist for outlets including Stand News and Ming Pao. Au was fired from RTHK in June last year amid a government-directed editorial overhaul.

Candice is a reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. She previously worked as a researcher at a local think tank. She has a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester and a MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics.

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