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Fresh assault as two charged with attacking Hong Kong journalist

Published on Mar 19, 2014 8:01 PM
 
A suspect, seen walking next to a dummy of former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau, is taken away by the police after the reconstruction of a crime scene at Sai Wan Ho in Hong Kong, March 18, 2014. Two Hong Kong media workers were attacked on Wednesday by four masked men armed with metal bars, shortly before police charged two alleged hitmen with a brutal February attack on a veteran journalist. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (AFP) - Two Hong Kong media workers were attacked on Wednesday by four masked men armed with metal bars, shortly before police charged two alleged hitmen with a brutal February attack on a veteran journalist.

The victims of the Wednesday attack were senior figures of Hong Kong Morning News, a Chinese-language daily which plans to launch later in the year, media reported.

The fresh assault sparked renewed concern for press freedom in the city following the savage attack on ex-editor Kevin Lau last month.

Police reported the latest incident without identifying the victims.

 
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