Protests in Hong Kong over bookseller’s detention in China

(From AFP)

Angry protesters gathered in Hong Kong Friday after a local bookseller broke silence to reveal how he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China for eight months for publishing titles about leading Chinese politicians.

A pro-democracy group Demosisto member (R) throws a placard (top C) towards the Chinese Liaison office during a protest in Hong Kong on June 17

A pro-democracy group Demosisto member (R) throws a placard toward the Chinese Liaison office during a protest in Hong Kong on June 17

In a surprise interview sure to infuriate Beijing, Lam Wing-kee late Thursday vowed to break bail, refusing to return to the mainland, and further defied Chinese authorities by blowing the lid on how he was detained on a visit to China and interrogated for months with no access to a lawyer.

Lam Wing-kee is one of five booksellers who published salacious titles about leading Chinese politicians and disappeared at the end of last year in a case that drew international condemnation and heightened fears Beijing was tightening its grip on Hong Kong. Read More



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