Wife of missing Hong Kong bookseller says she found him in good spirits in China

(From AP)

The wife of a missing Hong Kong bookseller said she has been able to visit him on the mainland, Hong Kong police said Sunday.

Lee Bo (left) and his four colleagues of the Causeway Bay Bookstore

Lee Bo (left) and his four colleagues of the Causeway Bay Bookstore

It is the latest twist in the disappearances of British citizen Lee Bo and four of his colleagues that have intensified fears that Beijing is clamping down on Hong Kong’s freedom of speech. Lee has previously written that he returned voluntarily to mainland China in letters to his wife, but his supporters believe he was kidnapped and smuggled to the mainland.

Hong Kong police said Lee’s wife told them she had met him on Saturday afternoon at a guest house on the mainland. She said he was healthy and in good spirits, and that he was assisting in an investigation as a witness. She gave no further details regarding the location of the meeting or the nature of the investigation. Read More



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