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Apple Daily prints final edition after arrest of editorial writer

Government-owned industrial park seeks eviction of critical Hong Kong newspaper

HONG KONG -- The pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper printed its final edition on Wednesday evening, following the arrest earlier in the day of one of its editorial writers and an eviction warning from its government-owned landlord.

The board of directors of Next Digital, Apple's parent company, said in a statement that "due to current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong," the newspaper would cease both print and online publication. Apple's website cited concerns over employee safety and a manpower shortage. Staff said that some colleagues have received threatening anonymous calls in recent days.

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