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Lam Wing-kee tells police of 'ordeal'

2016-06-27 HKT 15:03
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  • Lam Wing-kee (right) says he is not worried he will be arrested by the police on the request of the mainland authorities. Photo: RTHK
    Lam Wing-kee (right) says he is not worried he will be arrested by the police on the request of the mainland authorities. Photo: RTHK
James To
The bookseller who says he was abducted after crossing the border and spent eight months in illegal detention on the mainland, has met with police for the first time since returning to Hong Kong almost a fortnight ago.

Lam Wing-kee, the store manager of Causeway Bay Books, told reporters following the two-hour meeting that he had told officers briefly about his alleged ordeal on the mainland. Lam also said he informed officers that he remains under the surveillance of mainland agents.

Police have been seeking to get in touch with Lam since his return.

Lam also told reporters that he is not worried that he will be arrested in Hong Kong on the request of the mainland authorities. He said the personal safety of people is guaranteed in Hong Kong.

Democratic Party lawmaker James To, who’s helping Lam, agreed that in the absence of an extradition agreement between Hong Kong and the mainland, the bookseller has no need to worry that he may be arrested here to be sent across the border.

“I don’t think there is a legal means by which Mr Lam can be arrested for committing no offence in Hong Kong,” To said.

Lam had said he was kidnapped by "special forces" eight months ago after crossing the border to Shenzhen.

Causeway Bay Books sold titles critical of mainland leaders.


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Last updated: 2016-06-27 HKT 17:09