onsdag 17. februar 2016

Hong Kong Bookseller Could Face Criminal Charges in China

One of the five missing Hong Kong booksellers associated with Causeway Bay Books could face criminal charges from authorities across the internal border in mainland China after concerns were raised over whether he was seized by Beijing's agents in the semiautonomous city. Police have reportedly found evidence that Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and whom the British government says arrived in China against his will, has "blackmailed" certain celebrities in mainland China. The U.S.-based Bowen Press cited unnamed sources on Tuesday as saying that Lee is alleged to have threatened to publish books that would damage the images of these celebrities. Lee is accused of demanding payment to prevent the books from being published, Bowen said. Read more