Causeway Bay bookseller Lam Wing-kee said on Wednesday that the Hong Kong police force had offered to provide him with protection, following his claim that he was abducted and held illegally on the mainland for months.
But he said he was yet to make up his mind on whether he needed such protection in the territory.
After meeting the police for a second day, Lam said he had given them a more detailed account of his arrest in Shenzhen last year and his subsequent detention in the city of Ningbo.
Lam earlier said he was being followed by mainland agents after returning to Hong Kong this month and had received frequent messages asking him to report his whereabouts. He said he was so afraid that he destroyed the phone they were contacting him.
He said he would continue to meet the local police over the next day or two.
Lam is one of five booksellers from the same firm who disappeared last year and later resurfaced on the mainland. They have been accused of selling illegal books on the mainland.
One of the five men, Lee Bo, has denied telling Lam that he was kidnapped in Hong Kong and forced across the border against his will.
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