Hong Kong Bookseller Recounts Detention in Mainland China

June 17, 2016 4:31 AM

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Hong Kong Bookseller Recounts Detention in Mainland China

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong bookseller gave an explosive account of being seized at a border by Chinese authorities, then blindfolded and spirited away to be confined in a room for five months of interrogation and surveillance. His detailed testimony directly contradicted official accounts of what happened to the five booksellers whose disappearances sparked international concern.

Lam Wing-Kee's revelations to the media Thursday — made in defiance of Chinese authorities — were the first detailed account of what happened to the men, who worked for a publisher of gossipy books on China's Communist leadership that are banned on the mainland. His testimony is sure to further fuel...

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