Missing Hong Kong bookseller in China to answer 2004 drink-driving conviction

January 17, 2016 4:12 PM

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Missing Hong Kong bookseller in China to answer 2004 drink-driving conviction

A pro-democracy demonstrator burns a letter next to pictures of (from left) Gui Minhai, Cheung Jiping, and Lee Bo during a protest to call for an investigation behind their disappearance, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, January 3, 2016. — Reuters picBEIJING, Jan 17 — A Swedish bookseller whose mysterious disappearance has sparked fears he may have been taken by Chinese agents said he had voluntarily turned himself into the authorities for a drink-driving accident that resulted in a death 11 years ago.

Gui Minhai, who vanished from his apartment in Thailand last October, voluntarily returned to China to answer a conviction from 2004 for killing a student, state media said today.

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