‘Missing’ HK bookseller speaks out over detention, says ‘rights violated’

The China Post
Date: June 17, 2016

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he p01ewas blindfolded and kept in a tiny cell by the mainland Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.

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

Lam is the first bookseller to speak openly about what happened and said the case had “violated the rights of Hong Kong people.”

He was supposed to return to the mainland Thursday after being released on bail Tuesday, he told reporters.

However, he has decided not to return and instead to speak out about his case.

“I dare not go back,” he said.

The condition of his bail was to bring back records of customers who had received books from the Causeway Bay Bookstore that he managed.     [FULL  STORY]