Anger over attack on Hong Kong journalists in China
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong journalists have condemned an attack on two cameramen outside the Beijing home of the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, slamming it as a violation of press freedom.
The pair were beaten up by a group of unidentified men when they were filming an activist's attempt to visit Ms Liu Xia, who is herself under house arrest, at her apartment building on Friday.
One of the cameramen was punched in the face and pushed to the ground, while the attackers also tried to snatch the camera from the other journalist and hit him in the head, Hong Kong TV news footage and reports said.
"The violence is a serious infringement of press freedom," the Hong Kong Journalists Association said in a statement late Friday.