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Axed radio host accuses Hong Kong government of censorship

Published on Feb 13, 2014 6:23 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - An axed radio host on Thursday accused the Hong Kong government of suppressing free speech and orchestrating her sacking.

Ms Li Wei-ling, who is known for her biting comments against the Hong Kong government as well as Beijing, was fired from her role as commentator at Commercial Radio on Wednesday evening.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, she accused the city's Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying of using his political influence to facilitate her sacking.

"Without reservation, 100 perc ent I reckon, this incident is the suppression of free speech and press freedom by the government of Leung Chun-ying," she said.

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