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Another detainee sends letter, tells sister to stop

2020-11-22 HKT 21:57
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  • The letter, said to be written by Andy Li, was posted on the Facebook page and Twitter account opened by his sister. Photo: RTHK
    The letter, said to be written by Andy Li, was posted on the Facebook page and Twitter account opened by his sister. Photo: RTHK
The sister of one of the 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen, after allegedly trying to flee by boat to Taiwan, said on Sunday she had received a letter from her brother, telling her to stop whatever she's doing.

The letter, said to be written by Andy Li, claimed he was doing fine in the detention centre and that he hadn't been bullied or beaten.

In the letter, written in colloquial Cantonese, Li also said he had done some "soul-searching" and the lawyer he "hired" would defend him in court.

"I have reflected here, seen the situation more clearly and there’s no future in carrying on," said the letter purported to be written by Li. "Take a look, I am an example, don’t ever end up like your brother, by then it would be too late to regret."

Li was arrested in August on suspicion of violating the national security law and was subsequently released on police bail.

The letter was published on a Facebook page and a Twitter account opened by his sister.

She claims the content clearly indicates that it was written against her brother's will.

"Such remarks stand out from the other detainees’ letters and reek of the usual formula of forced confession. These could not be his own words, and the circumstances under which he was compelled to produce such statements is very unsettling," a statement posted on the pages said.

Other families of some of the 12 detainees are said to have also received letters from them recently. All claimed they were doing well and that they had not been forced to work or to confess.