Lam Wing-kee | Hong Kong offers protection to bookseller after China warning

Hong Kong offers protection to bookseller after China warning

July 5, 2016 11:56 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Hong Kong police offered protection on Wednesday to a bookseller who was detained in China for eight months without access to a lawyer, as Beijing warned that he was violating his bail terms.

HK bookseller Lam Wing-kee
Lam Wing-kee

Lam Wing-kee was seized after crossing the border into China and taken away blindfolded for allegedly bringing banned books into the mainland, he said last month.

The 61-year-old is part of a group of staff from a Hong Kong firm that published salacious titles about leading Chinese politicians.

The five mysteriously went missing late last year and later emerged in mainland China, intensifying concerns in Hong Kong about China’s increasingly tight grasp on the city. Read More

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