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The Hong Kong Police Force National Security Department arrested seven people on the suspicion of sedition, including six linked to an online news site and one from the secessionist tabloid Apple Daily. Over 200 police officers also searched the offices of Stand News and took away about 30 boxes of materials of evidence including computers and documents, Global Times reported.

The six people who were found to be linked to Stand News and charged with printing and disseminating inflammatory publications include the secessionist singer Denise Ho, who is also a board member of the news site, and the former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen.

According to an online video, the police also searched the place where Ronson Chan, deputy assignment editor of Stand News and chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

Former Apple Daily associate publisher Chan Pui-man, who is already in jail, and wife of Chung were also arrested again for allegedly being involved in writing inflammatory publications.

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